A review by tcbueti
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins


I liked this title even better than Perkins' [bc:Tiger Boy|21929297|Tiger Boy|Mitali Perkins|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1415583092s/21929297.jpg|41228389]Tiger Boy, possibly because there are fewer issues swirling around this one. Rickshaw girl, Naima wants to help her family make money, (especially after her idea of driving a rickshaw disguised as sa boy goes awry and the rickshaw n needs repair) but being stymied by traditional roles for girls. You still get a vivid picture of life in a village in Bangladesh (traditions of decorating homes, clothing, and the sound of her mother's bangles), but this one is shorter, has larger print, and features a girl.