Boys Without Names

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Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.82 X 8.36 X 1.09 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061857607

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About the Author
Kashmira Sheth was born in India with Guajarati as her mother tongue, and began learning English in fifth grade. She had lived in Bhavnagar and Mumbai before moving to United States when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. Before becoming an author Kashmira had many different jobs, including running a dance school and choreographing and performing Indian dances, working in a bakery, and working as a food microbiologist. She is the author of several picture books, chapter books, and middle grade and young adult novels. Taking inspiration from her own life and experiences, much of Kashmira's work centers on Indian culture and features Indian and Indian-American characters. She spends her time between Virginia and Wisconsin.
Reviews

Sheth's lush prose creates a vivid portrait of slave labor without losing the thread of hope that Gopal clings to. -- Publishers Weekly

"Kashmira Sheth gives a name to the pernicious practice of child bondage in her unforgettable portrait of Gopal, a boy enslaved in a grueling factory job in India. And she shows the power of story telling to inspire acts of kindness and courage in even the darkest of situations." -- Patricia McCormick, author of of National Book Award Finalist SOLD

Boys Without Names is not a heartbreaking story, even if there are moments that break the heart. Instead, it is a story about growing up, about learning and relearning the meaning of family. This is one of the best books I've read this year. -- Jacqueline Woodson, author of the Newbery Honor book After Tupac and D Foster

With echoes of the Lost Boys in Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion and even Slumdog Millionaire, this a tightly woven tale of a boy's will to survive, the power of story and the bond of friends tied together in the hope of a better day. -- BookPage