A Time to Dance - Padma Venkatraman

Shortly after Veda wins a competition for her flawless performance of Bharatanatyam, she is involved in an accident that leaves her an amputee. Fitted for a prosthesis and encouraged to retrain her body, she begins a physical and spiritual journey that will lead to A Time to Dance (Nancy Paulsen, $17.99). Inspired by the lives of dancers who have overcome physical trauma, Padma Venkatraman vividly portrays contemporary India with its traditions, religious diversity, and emphasis on family. Her use of free verse adds rich texture to the novel as it evokes the musical rhythm of the ancient South Indian dance form. Ages 12-14. Mary Alice Garber

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257100
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 1st, 2014

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