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Kashmira Sheth

Autor/a de Keeping Corner

16 obres 1,894 Membres 161 Ressenyes

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Obres de Kashmira Sheth

Keeping Corner (2007) 501 exemplars
Boys without Names (2010) 320 exemplars
Tiger in My Soup (2013) 250 exemplars
My Dadima Wears a Sari (2007) 186 exemplars
Blue Jasmine (1600) 163 exemplars
Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet (2006) 163 exemplars
Monsoon Afternoon (2008) 113 exemplars
Sona and the Wedding Game (2015) 67 exemplars
Nina Soni, Former Best Friend (2019) 39 exemplars
The No-Dogs-Allowed Rule (2012) 27 exemplars
Feast of Peas (2020) 24 exemplars
Nina Soni, Sister Fixer (2020) 17 exemplars
Nina Soni, Perfect Hostess (2023) 5 exemplars
Nina Soni, Snow Spy (2022) 2 exemplars


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Nina Soni: Sister Fixer can be used in a 3rd-5th grade classroom as an introduction to reading chapter books. This book is part of a series. This book could be used as a partner read where partners can read through the series together. This book tells the story of a sister bond and getting through things together.
millerk22 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 1, 2024 |
This story is a great intermediate chapter book following the story of a young Indian American who is struggling with being distant with a best friend. After reading the first chapter, I think that the writing of this book is captivating and fun! It is perfect for students who are into chapter books and like books that are written creatively. I think this would be a great addition to have in my classroom library.
kthomas22 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Feb 7, 2024 |
This is a good story that will find interested readers if it's booktalked. I think just the plain fact that child slavery exists will grab young readers. This book challenges them to face what it's like to be a victim of poverty, to live on the streets, to be kidnapped and forced to work night and day far away from your family. It's very heavy stuff, but it's told in a way that children as young as 9 or 10 will be able to absorb.

The story centers on Gopal, a boy who loves his small village but is forced to sneak away with his family to Mumbai so his parents can escape crushing debt. Their experience in the gritty, stinky Mumbai slums would be harsh enough, but on top of that Gopal is kidnapped and sold into slavery. He and five other boys are locked into a small building where they toil night and day gluing beads onto frames. Gopal, a smart kid, dreams of escape but is dragged down by the hopelessness of his situation. Can he bring the other boys together to help escape?

I admire the author for making this kind of story accessible to young readers, but I thought her writing was a little clunky, particularly when she tried to thread Hindi and Marathi words into the English text. Also, I had trouble distinguishing the five boys Gopal meets in the sweat shop. At first, they have no names (hence the title) so Gopal makes up nicknames for them. Still, some of their personalities tended to blend together for me.

All in all, though, a very interesting book that may inspire activism and at the very least promote awareness.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Once again, I'm reading young adult fiction and finding it enjoyable and moving. The ending was a bit abrupt.
CarolHicksCase | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2023 |



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