DIVerse Families
 
A Time to Dance

Title

A Time to Dance

Publisher

Penguin Group

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780399257100

Pages

307 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In India, a girl who excels at Bharatanatyam dance refuses to give up after losing a leg in an accident.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

720L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Physical disability; death of a grandparent; death of a grandmother; amputation; missing leg

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Indian

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Books for Teens, 2014
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Today (14 and Older)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2014
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2014 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2014
Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Fiction for Youth, 2015 Fiction
Choices, 2015 Fiction Young Adult
CSMCL Best Books, 2014 Children's Literature
Global Reading:Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries, 2013 Asia/Pacific: Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2014
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015 Verse Novel
Notable Children's Books, 2015 Older Readers
NYC Reads 365, 2015 Ages (7-11)
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2014 Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2015 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

India; dance; triumph; bullying; prosthetics; challenges; dance teacher; Hinduism; engineering

Diversity Impact

direct

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