Rickshaw Girl

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Charlesbridge, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 91 pages
128 Reviews
Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family. When Naima's rash effort to help puts her family deeper in debt, she draws on her resourceful nature and her talents to bravely save the day. Includes a glossary of Bangla words and an author's note about a changing Bangladesh and microfinance.

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The illustrations in this book were great. - Goodreads
I liked the story but found the writing a bit weak. - Goodreads
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I liked the story but found the writing a bit weak. Read full review

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Elsa (9) and I read this together for a book report she needed to do for school. It's a quick read, and a good story about finding ways to use your talents in new and unforseen ways, righting wrongs ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Mitali Perkins is the author of several novels for children, including SECRET KEEPER, the First Daughter series, BAMBOO PEOPLE, MONSOON SUMMER, and The NOT SO-STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN. She lives in California.

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