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General Note: Nutmeg Award Nominee, [Intermediate], 2003.
National Book Award Winner, Young People's, 2000.
Summary, etc.: 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.
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Nutmeg Award Nominee, [Intermediate], 2003.
National Book Award Winner, Young People's, 2000.
Subject: Arranged marriage India Juvenile fiction
Young women India Juvenile fiction
Courage Fiction
India Fiction
Topic Heading: Thomaston 2009 Grade 7 Summer Reading
NUTMEG NOMINEE 2003

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