by Haifaa Al Mansour - £6.99 Penguin Books Ltd (Puffin) (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780141356686 | ISBN 10: 0141356685
Dreamer. Rebel. Hero.
Wadjda has one simple wish - to race her friend Abdullah on her very own bicycle. But in Saudi Arabia, it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes and her parents forbid her from having one. Sick of playing by the rules, Wadjda schemes different ways to make money and buy the bike herself.
But freedom comes at a high price . . .
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.
(Price & availability last checked: October 2015)
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