Author Candace Fleming will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington's Non-Fiction award on Sat. April 5 at noon at Clyde's on 7th Street DC. Tickets are $35. Hear this exceptional author talk about her life as a writer. For more information see the Guild's web site, www.childrensbookguild.org
Enticed from her Nepali mountain village with promises of a job in a fine house, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi is instead taken to India and sold into prostitution with seemingly no way to escape. The graceful free verse text makes her horrific journey bearable for the reader.