Iqbal: A Novel
"You see, for Iqbal I was not invisible. I existed, and he made me free."
For Fatima and the other unseen children of Hussain Khan's carpet factory, Iqbal Masih's arrival is the end of hope and its beginning. It is Iqbal who tells them that their family's debt will never be cancelled, no matter how many inches of progress they make in their rugs, no matter how neat the knots or perfect the pattern. But it is also Iqbal who is brave enough to talk about the future. "Fatima," he promises, "next spring you and I are going to go and fly a kite. Remember that, whatever happens."
This is the story of the real Iqbal: a courageous thirteen-year-old boy who knew that his life was worth more than a rug, that chaining children to looms to work hours without rest was not right, and that there was a way to stop the abuse.
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Review: IqbalUser Review - Sam - Goodreads
I would love to use Iqbal in my classroom. It is a short book at only 120 pages long, but what a 120 pages they are! The author does an amazing job of catching and holding the reader's attention ... Read full review
Review: IqbalUser Review - Heather - Goodreads
What a nice book about a boy/hero. I read this as a nightly school read with my 7th grader. I looked forward to our reading time each evening. I eagerly awaited our nightly adventure with Iqbal. Read full review