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Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan - Book - Read OnlineLike 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. Koly, you are thirteen and growing every day, Maa said to me. I knew why. There were days when my maa took only a bit of rice for herself so that the rest of us—my baap, my brothers, and I—might have more.
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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. 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?
Do people assume you're silly or ignorant because you're a teenager? Have you ever been judged because of your gender? How about told you won't amount to much because of your race? Do you feel like your parents just don't understand you, like, ever? Koly can relate. She might be a thirteen-year-old growing up in India amidst some outdated traditions about marriage and girls, but in plenty of ways, she's like every teen everywhere.