What happens in Chapter 1 of the breadwinner?

The Taliban order all girls and women to stay in their homes, and girls can’t even attend school. Mother was fired from her job as a writer for a radio station. The family has been stuck in a one-room apartment for over a year now. Because Parvana is a small girl, though, she can get away with being outside.

How many chapters does the breadwinner have?

15 chapters
The book has 15 chapters, each between 9-14 pages long. her family, even though she just wants to be a normal kid. Father: Parvana’s dad, and a former teacher.

What happened in chapter 2 of the breadwinner?

Ali screams and Nooria covers herself with her chador—the Taliban sometimes steal young women. Frozen from fear, Parvana watches the soldiers grab Father. Mother screams at them as they tell Father that Afghanistan “doesn’t need [his] foreign ideas.” Mother hits the soldiers, but a soldier beats her with his rifle.

What was Chapter 11 about in breadwinner?

In the afternoon, Parvana meets up with Shauzia to try to sell their stuff. Noticing a soccer game, and thinking the fans will make great customers, the girls dodge Taliban soldiers to sneak their way into the stadium and head to the bleachers. Something is off, though—the crowd is really quiet and no one is smiling.

What happens in Chapter 5 of the breadwinner?

The soldier is shocked by her defiance, giving Parvana just enough time to bolt, knocking over turnips in the process. As she runs through the streets, Parvana accidentally careens into a woman with a baby—but as luck would have it, it’s Mrs. Weera, a friend of Mother’s from the Afghan Women’s League.

What happens in chapter 3 of the breadwinner?

Parvana misses the sound of Father snoring; his presence has always helped her feel safe. She worries about him in prison—he’s joining lots of other people they know in there. Parvana tells her mother to put a lamp in the window so he can find his way home if they let him go—but walking may be a problem for him.

Is the breadwinner a true story?

The real story began in the late 1990s, when peace activist-turned-author Ellis grew concerned about the treatment of women under the Taliban regime.

What happened in chapter 3 of the breadwinner?

Why is Parvana the breadwinner?

After Father is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, Mother has a great idea: they’ll dress Parvana as a boy so she can walk about the marketplace freely. This way she can get food and earn some money for the family; it will be great.

What happened in chapter 10 of the breadwinner?

At the end of the day, the girls decide to hold back most of the money from their families—they’ll just spend it, and the girls need money to buy their trays. So Parvana tucks the money safely in her bag, next to her Father’s writing papers; then she rinses herself off under the running tap water.

What happened in chapter 12 of the breadwinner?

Shauzia leads Parvana to a low wall to share a secret: she’s saving money so she can escape. She explains that she’ll stay until next spring, and she insists that she wants to still be a boy then—if she goes back to being a girl, she’ll be stuck at home.

What happens in Chapter 7 of the breadwinner?

After dickering over the price, Parvana makes the sale; stuffing money into her pockets lessons the regret of giving up her favorite outfit. It’s time for a potty break, but with nowhere safe to go in the marketplace, Parvana decides to head home. She methodically packs up, just like Father taught her.

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