Rickshaw Girl

Rickshaw Girl

Book - 2007
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In her Bangladesh village, ten-year-old Naimi excels at painting designs called alpanas, but to help her impoverished family financially she would have to be a boy--or disguise herself as one.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2007
ISBN: 9781580893084
Characteristics: 91 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hogan, Jamie - Illustrator


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Oct 02, 2017

I am an adult, but this was an appealing story that portrayed the efforts of a young girl trying to help her parents in their struggle to make a living. She makes big mistakes, but it all comes right in the end. The story helped me learn about the culture of Bangladesh, with some help from a glossary, which included a picture of how to wrap a saree. The beautiful illustrations include designs called alpanas used to decorate houses.

Mar 21, 2014

This story gives a glimpse of life in rural Bangladesh for younger readers. The story focuses on the role of girls and women in modern Bangladeshi society while also touching on topics of traditional Bangladeshi art (alpanas), history (Ekushey/ International Mother Language Day), and microfinance. A good story for students in grades 3 to 6.


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