A Long Way Home

Title

A Long Way Home

Authors

Saroo Brierley

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781683244011

Pages

271 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

An account of the author's inspirational effort to find his India birthplace describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family, and his headline-making Google Earth search.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

1090L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Single parent; Separation; Language barrier; Homelessness; Poverty; Multiracial; Race discrimination; adopted child; adoptive family; adoptive mother; adoptive father; adoptive brother; single mother; separated parents; communication barrier; homeless child; displaced; refugee; living in poverty; impoverished family; impoverished parents; impoverished child; starvation; financial hardship; begging; poor; multiracial family; multiple races; skin color; prejudice

Main Character

male child; male teenager; adult male

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Indian)

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Keywords

India; Hindu; Muslim; Calcutta; brother; siblings; train; survival; New Zealand; Google Earth; Austrailia; Tasmania; orphanage

Diversity Impact

direct

A Long Way Home

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