Parvana and Shauzia dig up human bones to sell to the bone broker so that they can earn enough money to buy some trays to sell gum and cigarettes in the market. A text-to-text connection to "The Bone Collector's Son" Bing and Parvana both worry about the spirits of the bone's they dig. Parvana asks Shauzia if she thought the people buried would mind. "Depends on the type of people they were...if they were kind and generous people, they wouldn't mind" pg 107

Plate Vb Human Skull, engraving by William Miller after drawing by W. Miller, published in Engravings of the Skeleton of the Human Body.

"people are smiling and flowers are blooming... in one picture I saw a whole field of purple flowers. That's where I want to go. I want to walk into that field... and not think about anything" - pg. 126. Shauzia wants to leave and go to France, even if it means leaving her family behind.

13 Amazing Photos of Lavender Fields that will Rock your World

The fragrant lavender fields bloom from June to August in the Luberon, around the Mont-Ventoux, in the region of Sault and that of Valreas,Provence, France.

"We'll meet again on the first day of spring, twenty years from now"   "all right. where?"   "The top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I told you I was going to France"   "we won't say goodbye then. We'll just say so long for now"

"We'll meet again on the first day of spring, twenty years from now" "all right." "The top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I told you I was going to France" "we won't say goodbye then.

"I'm tired of looking after the little ones....At least in Mazar I can go to school, walk the streets without having to wear a burqa, and get  a job when I've completed school" - Nooria pg. 136

Organisation of a photo exhibition of afghan people with Afghanistan Libre Association (An afghan family)

"History was her favourite subject, especially Afghan history. Everyone had come to Afghanistan. The Persians came four thousand years ago. Alexander the Great came, too, follow by the Greeks, Arabs, Turks, British, and finally the Soviets. One of the conquerers Tamerlane from Samarkand, cut off the heads of his enemies and stacked them in huge piles, like melons at a fruit stand." pg. 11

My trip to India: Bombay Markets Part 2

"History was her favourite subject, especially Afghan history. Everyone had come to Afghanistan. The Persians came four thousand years ago. Alexander the Great came, too, follow by the Greeks, Arabs, Turks, British, and finally the Soviets. One of the conquerers Tamerlane from Samarkand, cut off the heads of his enemies and stacked them in huge piles, like melons at a fruit stand." pg. 11

The Breadwinner- by Deborah Ellis.

the Breadwinner/ Deborah Ellis- Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

Naan, tea and onions- the food that Parvana's family can afford. Parvana has a close call with a soldier at the market. She luckily runs into her old gym teacher Mrs. Weera   "Now, why are you running, and why are you crushing perfectly good bread?"   "The taliban...one of the soldiers...he was chasing me"   "Dry your tears. Under such a circumstance, running was a very sensible thing to do. I always thought you had the makings of a sensible girl" - Mrs. Weera

Food: This is a picture of a naan. Naan is a popular food in Afghanistan. Naan is unleavened bread. In Afghanistan people are not aloud to drink alcohol or eat pork.

Parvana sells her beautiful red Salwar Khameez at the market. The outfit was an Eid present from her aunt who embroidered it for her with fine gold thread. Often a character changing clothes can be very symbolic- it can illustrate a shift in a story. In this story Parvana sells her Salwaar Khameez and dons her dead brother's old clothes. This illustrates all the changes in her role in her family- from daughter to son, from child to provider.

Parvana sells her beautiful red Salwar Khameez at the market. The outfit was an Eid present from her aunt who embroidered it for her with fine gold thread. Often a character changing clothes can be very symbolic- it can illustrate a shift in a story. In this story Parvana sells her Salwaar Khameez and dons her dead brother's old clothes. This illustrates all the changes in her role in her family- from daughter to son, from child to provider.

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