Interview: Growing Up under the Veil

Deborah Ellis is a writer, women's rights activist and mental health counselor in Toronto. Her latest children's book is 'The Breadwinner', published this month by Oxford University Press. The novel follows a young Afghan girl living in poverty under the Taliban who is forced to masquerade as a boy to earn food for her family. Billed as the only children's book available on current life in Afghanistan, interest in The Breadwinner has surged as parents struggle to explain the events of recent months to their children.

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