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Disney Electronic Content, Jul 10, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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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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Synopsis: In a small, remote and poverty-stricken village in Nepal lives Lakshmi, a thirteen-year-old girl whose husband has already been arranged for her when she reaches the appropriate age. Her ... Read full review

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A young girl leaves a remote Nepalese village after being promised a job as a maid in India, but is trafficked to a brothel. Her story is unforgettable. Read full review

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Contents

TITLE PAGE
FIFTY DAYS WITHOUT RAIN
A BITTER HARVEST
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To research Sold, Patricia McCormick traveled to India and Nepal where she interviewed the women of Calcutta's red-light district and girls who have been rescued from the sex trade. She is also the author of the acclaimed novels Cut and My Brother's Keeper.

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