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Boo, Katherine

Overview
Works: 34 works in 147 publications in 12 languages and 6,056 library holdings
Genres: Creative nonfiction  Biography  Drama  Historical drama  Theatrical adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV4140.M86, 305.5690954792
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Most widely held works about Katherine Boo
 
Most widely held works by Katherine Boo
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo( Book )

65 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description
Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo( Recording )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annawadi is a settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are filled with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees ₃a fortune beyond counting₄ in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal
Belle per sempre by Katherine Boo( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mei hao yong yuan de bei hou : xie zhu"mei hao yong yuan"de ji chang bian qiang bei hou zheng shang yan zhu zhong duo bu mei hao de gu shi by Katherine Boo( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annawadi : vie, mort et espoir dans un bidonville de Mumbai by Katherine Boo( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un maravilloso porvenir : vida, muerte y esperanza en los suburbios de Bombay by Katherine Boo( )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bombay, 17 de julio de 2008. Se acercaba la medianoche. La mujer coja tenía quemaduras graves y la policía de Bombay iba a venir a buscar a Abdul y a su padre. En una chabola junto al aeropuerto internacional los padres de Abdul tomaron una decisión importante. El padre, enfermo, esperaría dentro de la choza alfombrada de basura con techumbre de hojalata en la que vivían. En el arresto no se opondría. Abdul, el sostén económico de la familia, y no él era quien tenía que escapar#". Abdul, Asha, Kalu viven en Annawadi, un suburbio de Bombay rodeado de hoteles de lujo cerca del aeropuerto. A diario luchan por sobrevivir en una época de apabullante cambio global, en una realidad que les ofrece su cara más amarga y en la que, sin embargo, todavía son libres para soñar con un futuro fuera de la basura y de la pobreza, con un maravilloso porvenir. La periodista Katherine Boo, ganadora del premio Pulitzer, construye en Un maravilloso porvenir un retrato conmovedor e íntimo, que se sustenta en una investigación de más de tres años, en el que hace gala de un estilo periodístico magistral y en el que reconstruye la dramática historia de varias familias en India y su empuje y optimismo por avanzar y superar cada obstáculo con la convicción firme de que algún día lograrán un futuro fuera de la miseria y la desigualdad. www.librosaguilar.com
Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung by Katherine Boo( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bak den vakre fasaden liv, død og håp i Mumbais slum by Katherine Boo( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Norwegian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I skyggen av luksushotellene like ved Mumbais flyplass ligger Annawadi-slummen. Her bor flere tusen mennesker i ekstrem fattigdom.Abdul håper å tjene store penger på sortering av søppel. Ashas store drøm er at datteren skal bli den første i slummen med høyere utdannelse. Kalu stjeler skrapmetall i et forsøk på å kjempe seg opp fra elendigheten. Dette er en dokumentarfortelling om noen av menneskene som lever på bunnen det indiske samfunnet, men som likevel beholder håpet om en lysere fremtid
Bag det evigt smukke by Katherine Boo( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zawsze piękne : życie, śmierć i nadzieja w slumsach Bombaju by Katherine Boo( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work of narrative nonfiction tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In it, based on three years of reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. The events recounted are real, as are all the names. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times they call "the full enjoy." But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi
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2 editions published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V tenui vechnoi krasoty by Katherine Boo( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di xia cheng by Katherine Boo( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearson English VCE Infocus guide : Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the beautiful forevers : [regular print book discussion kit] : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity] by Katherine Boo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother, and a young scrap metal thief, illuminating how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by religious, caste, and economic tensions. Violence and strong language
Helping youth decide : a workshop guide by Donna Marie Duquette( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide was written to complement the publication "Helping Youth Decide," a manual designed to help parents develop effective parent-child communication and help their children make responsible decisions during the adolescent years. The workshop guide is intended to assist people who work with families to provide additional information and insight on communication and decision making skills. It contains an overview on planning and conducting a workshop which would offer parents a supportive environment to learn and practice new skills while benefiting from the experience of peers and experts. Workshop activity ideas are included. Part 1 outlines seven steps for planning a one-meeting workshop for parents or families. Part 2 offers tips on conducting an effective workshop. Part 3 describes six group activities to promote effective family communication and decision making and includes 24 discussion starter cards for use in the workshop or as homework for parents and youth. A resource list for parents and workshop leaders is provided at the end of the guide. (Nb)
V tenu vechnoĭ krasoty : zhiznʹ, smertʹ i li︠u︡bovʹ v trushchobakh Mumbai︠a︡ by Katherine Boo( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Krásné zítřky : život, smrt a naděje v indickém slumu by Katherine Boo( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Behind the beautiful forevers by David Hare( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It's not just that rich people don't know what they've got. They don't even know what they throw away. India is beginning to prosper. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport is an obstacle, a makeshift slum. It's home to foul mouthed Zehrunisa and her garbage sorting son Abdul, entrepreneurs both. Sunil, twelve, picks plastic. Manju, schoolteacher, hopes to be the settlement's first woman to gain a degree. Asha, go-to woman, exploits every scam to become a first-class person. And Fatima, One Leg, is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood. Katherine Boo spent three years under the flight-path, recording the lives of Annawadi's diverse inhabitants. Now from Boo's book, which won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2012, David Hare has fashioned an epic play for the stage which details the ingenious and sometimes violent ways in which the poor and disadvantaged negotiate with corruption to seek a handhold on capitalism's lowest rungs
 
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Alternative Names
Boo, Kate

Boo, Kate 1964-

Boo, Katherine J. 1964-

Katherine Boo American journalist

Katherine Boo Amerikaans journaliste

Katherine Boo giornalista statunitense

Katherine Boo journaliste américaine

Katherine Boo periodista estadounidense

부, 캐서린 1964 -

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