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The library bus / by Bahram Rahman ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.

Rahman, Bahram, 1984- (author.). Grimard, Gabrielle, (illustrator.).

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Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport jj RAHMAN (Text to phone) 34000147966329 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport jj RAHMAN (Text to phone) 34000147966337 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Derby Public Library JP RAH (Text to phone) 34047145341690 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron JE RAH (Text to phone) 33400147155132 Juvenile Easy Available -
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck j RAHMAN, BAHRAM (Text to phone) 34027144040527 Juvenile New Picture Book Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport jj RAHMAN (Text to phone) 34000147966345 Juvenile Picture Book In process -
North Branch - Bridgeport jj RAHMAN (Text to phone) 34000147966352 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Huntington Branch E RAHMAN (Text to phone) 34025146205486 Juvenile Picture Book In process -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury On Order (Text to phone) acq1059684 Acquisitions In process -
Terryville Public Library E RAH (Text to phone) 34028146977971 Juvenile Fiction Available -
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"Five-year-old Pari accompanies her mother on her library bus rounds for the first time, stopping at a village and a refugee camp so that girls there can exchange books and have a lesson in English. Talking with her mother as they drive, Pari learns that she is lucky that she can attend school the next year. Pari's mother had to learn in secret when it was forbidden to teach girls to read, and the young women the bus visits weekly have no other access to education. Inspired by the first library bus to operate in Kabul, Afghanistan."-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Picture books.

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The Library Bus
The Library Bus
by Rahman, Bahram; Grimard, Gabrielle (Illustrator)
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The Library Bus

Author Bahram Rahman grew up in Afghanistan during years of civil war and the restrictive Taliban regime. He wrote The Library Bus to tell new generations about the struggles of women who, like his own sister, were forbidden to learn. It is still dark in Kabul, Afghanistan when the library bus rumbles out of the city. There are no bus seats--instead there are chairs and tables and shelves of books. And there are no passengers--instead there is Pari, who is nervously starting her first day as Mama's library helper. Pari stands tall to hand out notebooks and pencils at the villages and the refugee camp, but she feels intimidated. The girls they visit are learning to write English from Mama. Pari can't even read or write in Farsi yet. But next year she will go to school and learn all there is to know. And she is so lucky. Not long ago, Mama tells her, girls were not allowed to read at all. Brought to life by the pensive and captivating art of award-winning illustrator Gabrielle Grimard, The Library Bus is a celebration of literacy, ingenuity, and the strength of women and girls demanding a future for themselves.

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