The Breadwinner, a children's novel by Deborah Ellis is about an 11-year-old girl named Parvana. She is forced by circumstances to be the breadwinner for her family in a war-torn Taliban-era in Afghanistan.
This crossword puzzle is a fun way to learn vocabulary word and their meanings. It could be used before, during or after reading the novel.
A vocabulary words sheet is provided to assist students with the completion of the puzzle, in particular, Special Ed. and ESL students.
As a follow up, have students write original sentences for the words.