We Need to Go to School

We Need to Go to School

Voices of the Rugmark Children

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Offers first-person accounts and illustrations from a group of Nepalese children that detail their journey from hard labor as carpet weavers subject to abuse by their supervisors to the opportunity to attend school and the promise of a bright future given to them by Rugmark.Offers accounts and illustrations by Nepalese children that detail their journey from hard labor as carpet weavers to the opportunity to attend school and the promise of a bright future given to them by Rugmark.

Perseus Publishing
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, c2001
ISBN: 9780888994264
0888994265
9780888994257
0888994257
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts-Davis, Tanya 1982-

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