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Literature

The Breadwinner

After spending months talking to women in Afghan refugee camps, Deborah Ellis penned this timely novel about life under Taliban rule. Living in Afghanistan with her family, Parvana is a rarity—a girl who can read and experiences life, even for just a few hours, outside the four walls of her home.
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Deborah Ellis
Subject
Civics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Parent Power: Raising Kate

This article details one parent's experience with a trasngender child. Although born a boy, Matthiessen's son, Ben, started talking about being a girl at the age of 4. Matthiessen discusses the obstacles and uncertainties she and her family faced as they helped Ben make the transition to Kate.
Grade Level
Connie Matthiessen
Subject
Geography
Social Justice Domain