Help Celebrate the new Saturday Hours of the Young Reader's Center at the Library of Congress on Sat. January 28 between 9:30 and 4:30. Meg Medina and Dr. Hayden will present at 10, Erica Perl at 1. There will be lots of other activities and a surprise parade at 4.
Final nominations for the 2017 list will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 5. The titles will be discussed at the January 13 meeting and be eligible to be included on the List of Noteworthy Titles even though they were not 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.