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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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
149840
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormick, Patricia
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
820
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
adolescent
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OVERDRIVE:ad6d9cdb-d737-42c2-ac12-1cbf71f145ba
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781423141112
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sold
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ad6d9cdb-d737-42c2-ac12-1cbf71f145ba
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781423141112
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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