USBBY Outstanding International Book List, 2013, Commended, My Name Is Parvana.
Bank Street College of Education's Book of the Month, 2013, Commended, My Name Is Parvana.
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens List, 2013, Commended, My Name Is Parvana.
IODE Violet Downey Book Award, 2013, Short-listed, My Name Is Parvana.
CCBC Choices, 2013, Commended, My Name Is Parvana.
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014, Short-listed, My Name Is Parvana.
This sequel to the series is not merely an important book about the difficulty of girls' lives in war-torn, U.S.-occupied Afghanistan. It is also an example of vivid storytelling with a visceral sense of place, loss, distrust, and hope.
- SLJ, starred review
This passionate volume stands on its own, though readers new to the series and to Ellis' overall body of work will want to read every one of her fine, important novels. Readers will learn much about the war in Afghanistan even as they cheer on this feisty protagonist.
- Kirkus, starred review
This compelling story gives a glimpse of what life is like for those living in Afghanistan.
- VOYA Magazine
... powerful and effective...
- The Deakin Review of Children's Literature
Her prose is quick; her passion is evident; and Parvana is as compelling a character as ever.
- Toronto Star
... Ellis succeeds in putting a human face on the headlines and the brutality of the Afghan war, while answering many questions about the fate of a heroine whose personality and force of will shine through.
- Publishers Weekly
My Name is Parvana is perhaps the most subtle and accomplished of the four Breadwinner volumes.