Rickshaw Girl

Mitali Perkins (author) Jamie Hogan (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607341406

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Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family. When Naima's rash effort to help puts her family deeper in debt, she draws on her resourceful nature and her talents to bravely save the day. Includes a glossary of Bangla words and an author's note about a changing Bangladesh and microfinance.

Reading Level
Lexile
730L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
V
ATOS
4.7
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books Cultural/Diversity People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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