• Boys Without Names

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    Boys Without Names
    Kashmira Sheth
    Balzer + Bray, 2010
    Fiction
    ISBN: 0061857602
    320 pages

    Synopsis

    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.

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