A poignant and delightful story involving class, race, social customs, and a unique friendship that questions them all.
Though they??re divided by class, language, appearance??"you name it??"Chloe and Lakshmi have a lot in common. Both girls are new to Class Five at Premium Academy in New Delhi, India, and neither seems to fit in. But they soon discover how extraordinary an ordinary friendship can be and how celebrating our individuality can change the world.
"Whether describing the heat of a Delhi summer or the emotions of a homesick preteen in a strange land, Darnton gets the details right, bringing characters and story to life and also educating readers about the economic discrepancies rampant in India. Blonde American Chloe's perspective gives Western readers a way into this tale of inequality in a foreign culture."--Kirkus
"A solid multicultural offering for middle grade collections."--SLJ
"The heart of the story??"standing up for others, despite social or economic class??"can offer a good discussion for readers and hopefully get them thinking about those around them."--Booklist
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|Size: ||2.9 MB|
|Publisher: ||Delacorte Books for Young Readers|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780553535068 (DRM-EPUB)|
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