Thank you for your wonderful reading aloud and discussion today in our class. We have reached the most intense part of THE BREADWINNER, and we now see the desperate hope Parvana has about her family.
After hearing Homa's story about the violence in Mazar, all that Parvana can do is desperately hope that her siblings and her mother are safe. Mrs. Weera encourages Parvana not to think of the worst, and reminds Parvana's that, " 'We must believe they are alive. We must not give up hope!'" (152).
As we think about facing seemingly insurmountable challenges and problems, we wonder if Parvana will find a way to hope.
In your life, when facing challenges, what helps you to hope?
Share your ideas below! Tomorrow, we will find out if Parvana's hope bears fruit.
Our word for the day today is MERCURIAL, which means a rapid, unpredictable change in mood.