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The Resource Climbing the Stairs

Climbing the Stairs

Label
Climbing the Stairs
Title
Climbing the Stairs
Statement of responsibility
Padma Venkatraman
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Language
eng
Summary
During World War II and the last days of British occupation in India, fifteen-year-old Vidya dreams of attending college. But when her forward-thinking father is beaten senseless by the British police, she is forced to live with her grandfather's large traditional family, where the women live apart from the men and are meant to be married off as soon as possible.Vidya's only refuge becomes her grandfather's upstairs library, which is forbidden to women. There she meets Raman, a young man also living in the house who relishes her intellectual curiosity. But when Vidya's brother makes a choice the family cannot condone, and when Raman seems to want more than friendship, Vidkya must question all she has believed in. Padma Venkatraman's debut novel poignantly shows a girl struggling to find her place in a mixedup world. Climbing the Stairs is a powerful story about love and loss set against a fascinating historical backdrop.Read Padma Venkatraman's posts on the Penguin Blog
Summary
In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life
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Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2009
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
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Index
no index present
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750
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
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Target audience
adolescent
Label
Climbing the Stairs
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101650547
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optical disk
Label
Climbing the Stairs
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c1bfd583-b744-404f-95cd-60798b553ab5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101650547
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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