Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird

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Item #: NTS929691
ISBN13: 9780439296915
Format: Paperback Book
Pages: 224 pages
Dimensions: 0.6' x 0.34' x 7.5'
Grades: 6 - 9
Lexile® Measure: 800L
Guided Reading Level: X
DRA Level: 60

Funding Type:
Title I-A

Like many girls her age in India, 13-year-old Koly is wed to a stranger whom her parents have chosen. In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad widows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food. "An insightful, beautifully written, culturally illuminating tale."—Booklist
ALA Notable Book
National Book Award for Young People's Literature
NY Public Libary Book for the Teen Age
 
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