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Karma: a novel in verse

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On October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi is gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards. The murder sparks riots in New Delhi and for three days Sikh men are targeted and killed in retribution for the prime minister's death. It is into this chaos that fifteenyear- old Maya and her Sikh father, Amar, arrive from their home in Canada. India's political instability is the backdrop and catalyst for Maya's awakening to the world. Karma is the story of how she straddles two cultures, endures personal loss, and ultimately learns forgiveness, acceptance, and love.
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Level 3.1, 7 Points
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HL: High-Low 400L
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Canadians -- Fiction, Canadians -- India -- Fiction, Canadians -- India -- Juvenile fiction, Canadians -- Juvenile fiction, Children of interfaith marriage -- Fiction, Children of interfaith marriage -- Juvenile fiction, Children of suicide victims -- Fiction, Children of suicide victims -- Juvenile fiction, Gandhi, Indira, -- 1917-1984 -- Assassination -- Fiction, Gandhi, Indira, -- 1917-1984 -- Assassination -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, India -- Fiction, India -- Juvenile fiction, Mute persons -- Fiction, Mute persons -- Juvenile fiction, Novels in verse, Young adult fiction
title_display Karma : a novel in verse
title_full Karma : a novel in verse / Cathy Ostlere
title_short Karma :
title_sub a novel in verse
topic_facet Assassination, Bildungsromans, Canadians, Children of interfaith marriage, Children of suicide victims, Gandhi, Indira, Historical fiction, Mute persons, Novels in verse, Young adult fiction