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Boys without names

Author: Kashmira Sheth
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Eleven-year-old Gopal and his family leave their rural Indian village for life with his uncle in Mumbai, but when they arrive his father goes missing and Gopal ends up locked in a sweatshop from which there is no escape.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kashmira Sheth
ISBN: 9780061857607 0061857602 9780061857614 0061857610 9780061857621 0061857629
OCLC Number: 318292457
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
A Junior Library Guild selection
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.
Description: 316 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Kashmira Sheth.

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Eleven-year-old Gopal and his family flee to Mumbai in hopes of finding work. Gopal is eager to help support his struggling family, so when a stranger approaches him with the promise of a factory  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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Well written story

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-04-14) Very Good Permalink

Gopal's family flees the country side because they've lost the farm and gone in debt.  Gopal ends up in a child slavery situation making beaded frames for a cruel employer who beats the boys.  Similar in tone to Iqbal and also well written. 

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