The Green Bicycle (Paperback)

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In the vein of Year of the Dog and The Higher Power of Lucky, thisMiddle Eastern coming-of-age story is told with warmth, spirit, and a mischievous sense of humor
Spunky eleven-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her dream bike by selling homemade bracelets and mixtapes of banned music to her classmates. But after she's caught, she's forced to turn over a new leaf (sort of), or risk expulsion from school. Still, Wadjda keeps scheming, and with the bicycle so closely in her sights, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Set against the shifting social attitudes of the Middle East, The Green Bicycleexplores gender roles, conformity, and the importance of family, all with wit and irresistible heart.

About the Author

Haifaa Al Mansour is a Saudi Arabian film director and screenwriter, and the winner of an EDA Female Focus Award. Her first feature-length film, Wadjda, won the Best International Feature Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, among other awards, and is the basis of this middle grade novel. Her next film, A Storm in the Stars starring Elle Fanning, is set to release in 2016. The Green Bicycleis her debut novel."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780147515032
ISBN-10: 0147515033
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English

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