The Bread Winner
The Bread Winner was a very good book, it talks about a life of a girl in Afghanistan and what she had to do for her and her family to survive. Her dad gets arrested but comes back after, the story is touching, the details are descriptive. At the end Parvana says a final goodbye to the town she used to live in and find another life with her family once reunited again, Parvana and her friend say...
The last chapter, the last chapter was about Parvana treating her dad; her dad was beaten up, skinny and pale. But he did recover after Parvana saved up to buy him medicine, one day they heard that the Tablians left the town that her mother was in and that they were in a refugee camp. Mrs Weera said everyone should go because her niece was there and so was her family. Parvana’s friend Shauzia was...
On chapter 14 Parvana find the real identity of the girl she met at the building, the girl’s family was killed and she was the only survivor. She was very depressed and wanted her family back; Mrs Weera decided that she would stay with Parvana and her family. One day when Parvana didn’t go back to work her friend Shauzia asked her to go back to work. One day Parvana was going home from work and...
Parvana found out about her sister getting married in the last chapter; Parvana asked Nooria if she knew the man and they were neighbours for a period of time. They would move to the Northern part of Afghanistan because there are no Taliban soldiers, her family would be back in October but she didn’t want to go because her father might come back home soon and she wanted to meet him...
Today we learnt about coltan, coltan is a black mineral that is used for our electronics. We read about a mineral article and it talks about how conflict minerals are smuggled out to other counties for money, luxury and weapons. Conflict minerals are extracted from the earth, they come from mines that are controlled by armed groups they are also smuggled out by rape. Conflict minerals affect the...
Parvana stayed home for a few days because of what happened in the Stadium, when she came back to the market place Shauzia came to tell Parvana her secret. Her friend wanted to earn enough money and take a boat to France because she couldn’t stand the family in her home, Parvana also told Shauzia her secret about the women who would drop items for Parvana to sell. In the summer it would be hot,...
In class, we just finished watching the move called ‘Blood Diamond’ It’s a story about a man who was separated by his family and he was one the the rebels slaves. While working for them he finds a clear diamond, he pretends to go to the bathroom to take a better look at it. One of the rebels were spying on him and told him to hand over the diamond, the place was attacked the...
Parvana came home and her mother was worried sick and asked her where she went, Parvana couldn’t hold it any longer and had to tell her mom about what she did to earn extra money. Parvana’s mother told Parvana to stop digging up graves because they had enough money to feed the family, Nooria objected to her mother’s saying and told her that they needed more money and they had nothing else to...
Today the class talked and discussed about NAFTA which stands for North American Free Trade Agreement which includes Canada, Mexico and the United States. I find the topic interesting and important to others. The class was watching a video and we discussed on how the Mexican citizens were getting job and how about over 40 people in Northern Mexico were mutilated on the streets/roads.
The idea Shafiq came up with was bones, they had to dig up bones to make some money. Parvana and Shafiq left Parvana’s stand and went to and old cemetery to dig up the bones, bombs would land in that area so the bones would be easy to pick up. When Parvana reached the cemetery there was nothing in sight everything was ruined and there were no good buildings left, she noticed a man with a large...
When Parvana met with her old classmate that was a tea boy she was shocked. Her friend Shafiq told Parvana to wait where she was so she could give her a present. After a while her friend came back with apricots, there was enough for one of each family member, Parvana and Shafiq walked home and talked about how the family members were arrested, much money they’re making, and how they miss school....
Mrs. Weera told Parvana that she would be moving into her home from now on to get her family back in shape. Nooria would make comments about Parvana’s doing but she would just ignore them because she was just in a good mood to be arguing. Mrs. Weera told Parvana about her story how there were only a few Weera’s left. Parvana’s sister Maryam wanted to go get some water with Parvana. But her shoes...
Chapter 7 was a short chapter but it was a good chapter as well. Parvana’s mother told her to go to the market and get some money for her and the family to spend it on food and such. Parvana liked the idea of going out to sell and read letters for others was a good idea; because she thought yesterday’s shopping spree was well done. Parvana packed the things for the market stand; she took her fancy...
So yesterday we talked about Miss. Canada being disqualified because she was born a man. In my opinion I don’t see anything wrong with her being kicked out, if she wants to be a women she can be a women. Same goes for others who are homosexual, it’s their life; they can do whatever they want. I’m really disappointed in people who go around the streets and say “GOD HATES...
Parvana found out that she was going to be turned into a boy. Mrs. Weera explained to everyone why they would turn Parvana into a boy; so Parvana would go outside fetch some water, get groceries, and do things a man can do in their country. Out of the whole family Parvana was the only one who looked like a boy. The whole family agreed to turn Parvana into a boy, the mom suggested that Parvana...
Chapter 3: Chapter three was about the continuous of the incident that happened to Parvana and how her father was stolen away. After her father was gone everyone was quiet, Parvana’s mother decided to clean up the house again. At night Parvana couldn’t sleep, her mother and her sister as well. Parvana would miss her father a lot and would always miss his quiet snoring. Parvana had other family...
I found out that the girls name is Parvana or maybe I forgot what her name was in the beginning…. Parvana and her family were running out on water so Parvana’s mother asked her to fill up their water tank with more water; she has to make long trips to get water because their city or town doesn’t have any water taps/plumbing system. Parvana has many things to do for her family, most of her...
Is Americanization a good or a bad thing?
In my opinion Americanization is a good thing, the reason why is because it shows other cultures what the western culture is like and helps the foreign countries to understand what they’re doing so they can move to Canada/US for economy purposes or for a better life. Although Americanization can make others forget about their culture easily, it’s best that they can be Americanized and...
Chapter 1 was about some girl who lives in Afghan and the girls in her country cannot go to school, go to work, etc. The whole city was taken over by Religious priests; her father’s leg has been blown off by a bomb so she helps him around his work place because he could not handle it himself. Her family used to be wealthy and had some luxury items but the household got bombed, they moved to...
Book Post #1
I’m about to start reading this book called, ‘The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis’ I think it’s about a girl who lives in Afghanistan and she meets a man, that’s all of I could think for now… I’ll talk about the first chapter soon, bye!