New York : Atheneum Books
for Young Readers, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.5
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the world of 200 million children ages 5 to 17, who are sold by their poor
parents as slaves in carpet factories in Pakistan. Imagine living
with little food, oppressive heat, working and sleeping at your loom day
in, day out. No one talks about the future, because each day is the
same. That is until Iqbal arrives, intent upon uniting and freeing
the group in Hussain Khan’s factory. He finds a way to inspire others
with his pride and instills it, and resistance, in his fellow workers.
This is the story of the real Iqbal who finds a way, at the age of 13,
to make the abuse stop and allows the children to experience what they
have only seen through the small window too high to look out of, the outside
world. (New Hampshire
Great Stone Face committee, 2005-2006)
Masih, Iqbal, 1982-1995 -- Fiction.
Child labor -- Fiction.
Child abuse -- Fiction.
Rug and carpet industry -- Pakistan -- Fiction.
Pakistan -- Fiction.
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