Homeless Bird

By: Whelan, Gloria

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This is a National Book Award Winner. The story for young adults is about a girl named Koly, who lives in India and is thirteen-years-old. She, like many other girls her age, is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is a sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed. 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. Even then, cast out into a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forger her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly - one stitch at a time. 216 pages including author's notes. Narrow 1 1/2" black remainder mark on the bottom - doesn't affect the story at all! The binding is red with small gold birds down one edge 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Title: Homeless Bird

Author: Whelan, Gloria

Categories: Teen/Young Adult,

Edition: Thirteenth Printing

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Harpercollins Childrens Books: 2000

ISBN: 0060284544

ISBN 13: 9780060284541

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 001560

Keywords: YOUNG ADULT FICTION MARRIAGE COURAGE INDIA FUTURE,