Middle East Book Award, 2002, Winner, The Breadwinner.
Hackmatack Award, 2003, Winner, The Breadwinner.
Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2003, Short-listed, The Breadwinner.
Swedish Peter Pan Prize, 2003, Winner, The Breadwinner.
Baia delle Favole Prize for ages 9-12, 2003, Winner, The Breadwinner.
OLA Red Maple Award, 2001, Long-listed, The Breadwinner.
OLA Golden Oak Award, 2003, Long-listed, The Breadwinner.
SYRCA Diamond Willow Award, 2003, Long-listed, The Breadwinner.
Young Jury Awards , 2004, Long-listed, The Breadwinner.
Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Award, 2003, Commended, The Breadwinner.
YALSA PPYA, 2003, Commended, The Breadwinner.
This is an important and compelling story for young people...
- Today's Librarian
A great kids' book...a graphic geopolitical brief that's also a girl-power parable.
...hands-down, Newberry Medal worthy...This was a fantastic read.
- Washington Times
...an exceptional story that enlightens the reader about circumstances beyond comprehension and helps students understand that all of us in this global community share the same hopes, dreams, and fears.
- Resource Links
[The books in the Breadwinner trilogy] are terrifying indictments of what war can bring to children and a powerful testaments to the ingenuity and strength of young people in times of terror.
- Book Links
...a book...about the hard times - and the courage - of Afghan children.
- Washington Post