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Patricia McCormick

In this realist novel about poverty, exploitation, human trafficking and ‘modern’ slavery, 13-year-old Lakshmi lives a poor but happy life with her family in rural Nepal. When a monsoon washes away her family’s remaining crops, she is forced to take on a job. When she is tricked into moving to the city, instead of prosperity she finds that she has been sold to prostitution. Can she reclaim her life against all odds?

· · 2006

Critical edition

McCormick, Patricia. Sold. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2008. 272 pp., ISBN 9780786851720

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Gender equality
  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Silenced voices