The National Book Award-winning novel about one remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate, perfect for readers who enjoyed A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park or Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
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. Can she forge her own future, even in the face of time-worn tradition?
Perfect for schools and classrooms, this universally acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning novel by master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan is a gripping tale of hope that will transport readers of all ages.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Gloria Whelan
Size: 7.83h x 4.92w x 0.43d
Award: Sunshine State Young Reader's Award - Nominee
Review Citations: Kliatt 01/01/2002 pg. 14
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 35670 / Homeless Bird
Reading Level: 5.3 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 5