No ordinary day
Source:Groundwood Books, Toronto, p.159 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PR9199.3 .E448 N6 2011
Keywords:Coal miners--Juvenile fiction, Coal--Juvenile fiction, Cousins--Juvenile fiction, Dust jackets (Bindings)--2011, Homeless persons--Fiction, Homeless persons--Juvenile fiction, India--Fiction, India--Juvenile fiction, Leprosy--Fiction, Leprosy--Juvenile fiction, Orphans--Fiction, Orphans--Juvenile fiction, Poverty--Fiction, Street life--Juvenile fiction
Summary: Valli has always been afraid of the lepers living on the other side of the train tracks in the coal town of Jharia, India, so when a chance encounter with a doctor reveals she also has leprosy, Valli rejects help and begins an uncertain life on the streets.
Awards: "The Canada Council, Conseil Des Arts Du Canada, Governor General's Literary Awards"--Cover.; Lexile measure 580,Ages 12 and up