Nominations will be due for the December 19 agenda on Thursday, December 11, at 11:59 PM. All titles will be discussed at this meeting. Books published in 2014 can still be nominated for the January meeting after December 11, but those titles will not appear on the ballot.
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.