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The Resource Sold, Patricia McCormick, (electronic resource)

Sold, Patricia McCormick, (electronic resource)

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Sold
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Sold
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Patricia McCormick
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Language
eng
Summary
Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution. An old woman named Mumtaz rules the brothel with cruelty and cunning. She tells Lakshmi that she is trapped there until she can pay off her family's debt—then cheats Lakshmi of her meager earnings so that she can never leave. Lakshmi's life becomes a nightmare from which she cannot escape. Still, she lives by her mother's words— Simply to endure is to triumph—and gradually, she forms friendships with the other girls that enable her to survive in this terrifying new world. Then the day comes when she must make a decision—will she risk everything for a chance to reclaim her life? Written in spare and evocative vignettes, this powerful novel renders a world that is as unimaginable as it is real, and a girl who not only survives but triumphs
Summary
When she is tricked by her stepfather and sold into prostitution, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi becomes submerged in a nightmare where her only comfort is the friendship she forms with the other girls, which helps her survive and eventually escape
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Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2007
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2006
  • California Young Reader Medal, Young Adult, 2009.
  • Delaware Diamonds (book award), High School, 2009.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2007
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149840
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DLC
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1956-
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McCormick, Patricia
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no index present
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820
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Sold, Patricia McCormick, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781484731673
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3addbdd4-a1bd-41c8-8a18-801c0c7d8d8b
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Sold, Patricia McCormick, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781484731673
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3addbdd4-a1bd-41c8-8a18-801c0c7d8d8b
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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