Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Rickshaw Girl

Mitali Perkins

1 hour, 15 minutes first pub 2007 (editions) user-added

fiction childrens middle grade emotional medium-paced


Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her be...

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Community Reviews Summary of 139 reviews


hopeful 77%
inspiring 55%
lighthearted 44%
informative 33%
adventurous 22%
emotional 22%


fast 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 87% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | N/A: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | No: 42%

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