Iqbal: A Novel

Iqbal: A Novel

By Francesco D'Adamo

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Grades 3 - 7Grades 3 - 8X5.1n/a
"You see, for Iqbal I was not invisible. I existed, and he made me free."
For Fatima and the other unseen children of Hussain Khan's carpet factory, Iqbal Masih's arrival is the end of hope and its beginning. It is Iqbal who tells them that their family's debt will never be cancelled, no matter how many inches of progress they make in their rugs, no matter how neat the knots or perfect the pattern. But it is also Iqbal who is brave enough to talk about the future. "Fatima," he promises, "next spring you and I are going to go and fly a kite. Remember that, whatever happens."
This is the story of the real Iqbal: a courageous thirteen-year-old boy who knew that his life was worth more than a rug, that chaining children to looms to work hours without rest was not right, and that there was a way to stop the abuse.
Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN-13: 9781416903291
ISBN-10: 1416903291
Published on 6/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 128

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I liked it, bu it was kind of sad, I felt sad for the bouy, Iqbal. I also felt sad for all the slaves he was with.

john john


What the book about.The book is about a boy that got sold into slavery at a carpet factory his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused children there.I think you should read this book if you like read about slavery