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Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
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Publisher
Disney Electronic Content
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Published on
Jul 10, 2010
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781423141112
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Asia
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Sexual Abuse
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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