And then there is the world of her homeland—or the land that feels like home, anyway. The two worlds are colliding, and despite what Rosalind has been raised to think, she begins to resent the heavy hand of British rule. There is the world of her heritage—english to the core, her grieving mother, with her strict father who is a major in the British Indian Army, and a tutor to educate her within the walls of the luxurious estate her family occupies.
All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens #ad - Rosalind is caught between two worlds as gandhi’s nonviolent revolution takes hold in this companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage that “seamlessly weaves history and culture into a novel that stands on its own” Booklist. Rosalind inhabits two worlds in 1920s India. The world where followers of Gandhi surround her, and the streets are full of poverty and the whispers of independence.
Small Acts of Amazing CourageSimon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books #ad - Kindness has incredible consequences in this compelling novel set in colonial India from a “master storyteller” Publishers Weekly and National Book Award-winning author. It is india, 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. While her father has been at war, Rosalind sees the country slowly change.
Rosalind longs to live the life that her heart tells her, not what her parents prescribe for her, but no one seems to listen. A man named ghandi is coming to power, talking about nonviolence and independence from Britain. As she comes of age during this volatile period of history, will she find the courage to claim her own identity and become her own person? National Book Award–winning author Gloria Whelan’s “insight into history and her characters’ minds make every moment of this saga believable” Publishers Weekly, starred review.
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The DisappearedSpeak #ad - The Disappeared #ad - He'll fall in love with her, and then he'll ask his father to set Eduardo free. At least that's the premise on which Silvia bases her scheme. Silvia's brother, has Disappeared, Eduardo, and she won't stop fighting until she finds him. In chapters alternating between silvia's and eduardo's perspectives, acclaimed author Gloria Whelan gives voice to the families who struggled to survive in 1970s Argentina - and to the many who still, today, remain Disappeared.
. Norberto, the general's son, is just foolish enough to help.
After the TrainHarperCollins #ad - Peter liebig can't wait for summer. And, of course, there's soccer. Despite its bombed-out church, it looks just as calm and pretty as ever. There is money to be made at the beach, and there are whole days to spend with Father at his job. Soon he questions everything—the town's peaceful nature, his parents' stories about the war, and his own sense of belonging.
But when peter stumbles across a letter he was never meant to see, he unravels a troubling secret. He's tired of classrooms, teachers, and the endless lectures about the horrible Nazis. The war has been over for ten years, West Germany, his town of Rolfen, and besides, has moved on nicely. Plenty for a thirteen-year-old boy to look forward to.
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Whelan's characters are distinctive, love, haunting, reflecting the human virtues of determination, and memorable, and her story is riveting, hope, and courage in the face of the most devastating of circumstances and injustices. Booklist. .
Chu Ju's HouseHarperCollins #ad - When a girl is born to chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. To make room for one, this girl will have to go. Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy.
Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return. With luminescent detail, national book award-winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.
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The Impossible Journey Russian SagaHarperCollins #ad - One russian night in 1934, Marya and Georgi's parents disappear. And even then, if they succeed in getting away, their journey will have only just begun. In this companion novel to her breathtaking Russian epic Angel on the Square, National Book Award winning author Gloria Whelan takes readers on a remarkable journey that is both perilous and transforming.
They must steal away in the dark of night, escape the city, and find passage to the great Siberian wilderness. The children, alone and desperate, fear the worst. Despite high risks, Katya and Misha had spoken against the government. Will they ever see their parents again?But all it takes is one crumpled letter to give Marya and Georgi hope and send them on a dangerous mission to reunite their family.