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Homeless Bird (Paperback)

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    Gloria Whelan's National Book Award–winning novel, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate.

    Like many girls her age in India, thirteen–year–old Koly faces her arranged marriage ......more

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Gloria Whelan's National Book Award–winning novel, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate.

Like many girls her age in India, thirteen–year–old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time–worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen–year–old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best–selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.

Ages 10+

Author:
Whelan, Gloria
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Asia
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
186
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publish Date:
09/01/2001
Copyright Year:
2000
ISBN:
9780064408196
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.3 lb
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