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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+


    ISBN 9780064408196
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Asia
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 186
    Publisher Date 2001-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
    Copyright Year 2000
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Whelan, Gloria

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