Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442409316
1442409312
Branch Call Number: y WHELAN 2011
Characteristics: 217 p. ; 20 cm

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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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hgeng63 Oct 27, 2014

Actually, this first one was more diffuse than the sequel.

litriocht Jun 17, 2014

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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