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Title Homeless bird / Gloria Whelan.
Author Whelan, Gloria.
Publication New York : HarperTrophy, 2001.
Edition First Harper Trophy edition.
Description 186 pages ; 19 cm
Summary From the Publisher: 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 real teenage widows in India today.
Awards National Book Award, 2000; NYPL Books for the Teen Age, 2001; Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award; Virginia Young Readers Award.
Audience Middle School.
800 Lexile.
Note Accelerated Reader 5.3.
Reading Counts! 6.1.
Subject India -- Fiction.
Young women -- India -- Juvenile fiction.
Arranged marriage -- India -- Juvenile fiction.
Arranged marriage. (OCoLC)fst00815057
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 0064408191 (pbk.)
9780064408196 (pbk.)

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 Kensington Juv Fic  J FIC WHELAN    CHECK SHELVES