Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

eBook - 2011
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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. Rosalind is kept from boarding school in England at her mother's insistence. While her father has been at war, Rosalind sees the country slowly change. A man named Ghandi is coming to power, talking about nonviolence and independence from Britain. Rosalind longs to live the life that her heart tells her, not what her parents prescribe for her, but no one seems to listen. This penetrating story, told with lush and vivid detail, contrasts Rosalind's privilege and daily experiences in India with the hardship of the people around her. 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...
Publisher: 2011.
ISBN: 9781442409330
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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hgeng63 Oct 27, 2014

Actually, this first one was more diffuse than the sequel.

litriocht Jun 17, 2014

One of my favorite elements of this book was that the small, daily decisions of domestic life were portrayed as being courageous. Gandhi, the distant figure who is working for nonviolent change in India during this time period, once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." And Rosalind, the heroine, does just that. She saves an Untouchable baby from a horrible fate, encourages her cowed aunt to live a fuller life, and goes to lectures on social justice that she is strongly discouraged from attending. Brava!

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