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Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Whelan, Gloria (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Small Acts of Amazing Courage
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In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts.
Authors: Whelan, Gloria
Title: Small acts of amazing courage
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 217 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gloria Whelan
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman Book."
Summary: In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts.
ISBN: 1442409312
9781442409316
Branch Call Number: y WHELAN 2011
Subject Headings: Aunts Juvenile fiction Self-confidence Juvenile fiction Grief Juvenile fiction Great Britain History George V, 1910-1936 Juvenile fiction London (England) History 20th century Juvenile fiction India History British occupation, 1765-1947 Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Aunts
Self-confidence
Grief
LCCN: 2010013164
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It is India, 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. This story contrasts Rosalind's privilege and daily experiences in India with the hardship of the people around her.


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Jun 17, 2014
  • litriocht rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite elements of this book was that the small, daily decisions of domestic life were portrayed as being courageous. Gandhi, the distant figure who is working for nonviolent change in India during this time period, once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." And Rosalind, the heroine, does just that. She saves an Untouchable baby from a horrible fate, encourages her cowed aunt to live a fuller life, and goes to lectures on social justice that she is strongly discouraged from attending. Brava!

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