We Need to Go to School

We Need to Go to School

Voices of the Rugmark Children

Book - 2001
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I used to weave carpets from five o'clock in the morning until ten o'clock at night." The speaker is Kanta, a Nepalese child who worked as a virtual slave to carpet factory owners. When Kanta and her friends accept a Rugmark inspector's offer to go to school, their lives change radically. One result is this poignant collection of poems, drawings, and stories by the children that describe their fear of change, the loneliness of attending a new school, and the joy of having food, water, playtime, and a chance to dream.
Publisher: Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, 2001
ISBN: 9780888994264
Branch Call Number: 331.3 1 WE 2001
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill., map
Additional Contributors: Roberts-Davis, Tanya


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