Shortlisted for BILBY Award (Books I Love Best Yearly) Older Readers 2006.
'This book is heart touching to realise just how people have to live in some parts of the world'Stella, aged 15'The strength of women resonates throughout the story...highly recommended'Reading TimeVol 46 No2'This is a timely book bound to provoke discussion.'Rayma Turton, MagpiesAt a time when children are exposed to news of terrorism, this story will help them come to terms with the human face behind the headlines.' Raymond Huber NZ May 2002
Deborah Ellis has been to Afghan refugee camps and heard many stories like Parvana's. All the royalties from this book will be donated to Women for Women in Afghanistan, dedicated to the education of Afghan girls in refugee camps in Pakistan.