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Boys Without Names

By Kashmira Sheth

For eleven-year-old Gopal and his family, life in their rural Indian village is over: We stay, we starve, his baba has warned. With the darkness of night as cover, they flee to the big city of Mumbai in hopes of finding work and a brighter future. Gopal is eager to help support his struggling family until school starts, so when a stranger approaches him with the promise of a factory job, he jumps at the offer.

But Gopal has been deceived. There is no factory, just a small, stuffy sweatshop where he and five other boys are forced to make beaded frames for no money and little food. The boys are forbidden to talk or even to call one another by their real names. In this atmosphere of distrust and isolation, locked in a rundown building in an unknown part of the city, Gopal despairs of ever seeing his family again.

But late one night, when Gopal decides to share kahanis, or stories, he realizes that storytelling might be the boys' key to holding on to their sense of self and their hope for any kind of future. If he can make them feel more like brothers than enemies, their lives will be more bearable in the shop—and they might even find a way to escape.

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Format: Book
Author: Sheth, Kashmira
Summary: Eleven-year-old Gopal and his family leave their rural Indian village for life with his uncle in Mumbai, but when they arrive his father goes missing and Gopal ends up locked in a sweatshop from which there is no escape.
Title: Boys without names / Kashmira Sheth.
Publisher Date: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2010.
Subject: Sweatshops -- Juvenile fiction. Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction India -- Juvenile fiction. Bombay (India) -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780061857621 (pbk.) 0061857610 (lib. bdg.) 9780061857607 (trade bdg.) 0061857602 (trade bdg.) 9780061857614 (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 18
System Items Total: 22
Call Number: C Sheth
Oclc: 318292457
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Bib Id: 337116

Format: Book
Author: Sheth, Kashmira
Summary: Eleven-year-old Gopal and his family leave their rural Indian village for life with his uncle in Mumbai, but when they arrive his father goes missing and Gopal ends up locked in a sweatshop from which there is no escape.
Title: Boys without names / Kashmira Sheth.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2010.
Description: 316 p. ; 22 cm.
Target Audience Note: Ages 9-12.
Subjects: Sweatshops -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: India -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Bombay (India) -- Juvenile fiction.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection
LCCN: 2009011747
ISBN: 9780061857621 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0061857610 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 9780061857607 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0061857602 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 9780061857614 (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 18
Total Copies: 22
Call Number: C Sheth