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D'Adamo, Francesco.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.5
ISBN 0689854455
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Enter 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)
SUBJECTS:     Masih, Iqbal, 1982-1995 -- Fiction.
                        Child labor -- Fiction.
                        Child abuse -- Fiction.
                        Rug and carpet industry -- Pakistan -- Fiction.
                        Pakistan -- Fiction.


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