cover image Mud City

Mud City

Deborah Ellis. Groundwood Books, $15.95 (164pp) ISBN 978-0-88899-518-6

In the third book in the Breadwinner trilogy (The Breadwinner; Parvana's Journey), Mud City by Deborah Ellis, Afghani refugee 14-year-old Shauzia (Parvana's best friend) leaves the mud-walled refugee camp in Pakistan. Dressed like a boy, and accompanied by her dog Jasper, she struggles to survive and to reach her elusive dream-to travel to the sea and catch a ship to France.