Homeless bird

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Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed.In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad windows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food.Even then, cast out in a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forge her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly-- one stitch at a time.Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and 2000 National Book Award Winner
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Grouped Work ID 7f25028c-8037-a07f-9d51-0da12cd77672
Grouping Title homeless bird
Grouping Author whelan gloria
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Choudhury, Sarita.
author Gloria Whelan
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display_description When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.
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subject_facet Courage -- Fiction, India -- Fiction, India -- Social life and customs. -- Fiction, National Book Award -- 2000
title_display Homeless bird
title_full Homeless Bird, Homeless bird / Gloria Whelan, Homeless bird [sound recording] / Gloria Whelan
title_short Homeless bird
topic_facet Courage, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, National Book Award, Social life and customs