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Climbing the Stairs

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5 out of 5
Based on 20 Ratings and 20 Reviews

Book Description
During World War II and the last days of British occupation in India, fifteen-year-old Vidya dreams of attending college. But when her forward-thinking father is beaten senseless by the British police, she is forced to live with her grandfather's large traditional family, where the women live apart from the men and are meant to be married off as soon as possible.

Vidya's only refuge becomes her... More

Book Information
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
BindingHardcover (9 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages256
Publication Date05/01/2008
The Creators
About Padma Venkatraman (Author) : Padma Venkatraman is a published author of young adult books. Published credits of Padma Venkatraman include Climbing the Stairs and Double Stars: The Story of Caroline Herschel (Profiles in Science).
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6/26/2009 Kelly Easton said: Beautiful book that addresses a unique perspective on World War II for readers used to considering only the European point of view. A work of great complexity, like an amazing tapestry.
tags: beautiful and enlightening.

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12/15/2008 Carmela Martino tagged as: I read

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