Bangladesh | Bangladesh
A much longed-for daughter is born with hair the colour of sunlight on the river. The shock of Daria's silvery hair makes the midwife wet herself in the birthing room, an omen for the village gossip. The impropriety surrounding Daria's birth travels round the village of Gulab Ganga, as the...
Grade 2–5 —Ten-year-old Naima longs to earn money to help her poor Bangladeshi family, but her talent in painting traditional patterns, or alpanas, is no use. While considering whether she could disguise herself as a boy and try to drive her father's rickshaw, she wrecks the vehicle and its painted...
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