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The green bicycle

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In the vein of Year of the Dog and The Higher Power of Lucky , this Middle 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 Bicycle explores gender roles, conformity, and the importance of family, all with wit and irresistible heart.
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Grouped Work ID 0fe1d799-b2f7-a3e5-94ee-f6c017f88c89
Full title green bicycle
Author al mansour haifaa
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Bicycles and bicycling -- Juvenile fiction, Saudi Arabia -- Juvenile fiction, Sex role -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The green bicycle
title_full The Green Bicycle, The green bicycle / Haifaa Al Mansour
title_short The green bicycle
topic_facet Bicycles and bicycling, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Sex role