I kick and I fly
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New York : Scholastic Press, 2023.
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First edition.
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336 pages ; 22 cm
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Northwest Reno Library - Young Adult Fiction
YA FICTION GUPTA 2023
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North Valleys Library - Young Adult Fiction
YA FICTION GUPTA 2023
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Sierra View Library - Young Adult Fiction - New Arrivals Shelf
YA FICTION GUPTA 2023
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Published
New York : Scholastic Press, 2023.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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"A propulsive social justice adventure by renowned activist and award-winning documentarian Ruchira Gupta, I Kick and I Fly is an inspiring, hopeful story of triumph about a girl in Bihar, India, who escapes being sold into the sex trade when a local hostel owner helps her to understand the value of her body through kung fu. On the outskirts of the Red Light District in Bihar, India, fourteen-year-old Heera is living on borrowed time until her father sells her into the sex trade to help feed their family and repay his loans. It is, as she's been told, the fate of the women in her community to end up here. But watching her cousin, Mira Di, live this life day in and day out is hard enough. To live it feels like the worst fate imaginable. And after a run-in with a bully leads to her expulsion from school, it feels closer than ever. But when a local hostel owner shows up at Heera's home with the money to repay her family's debt, Heera begins to learn that fate can change. Destiny can be disrupted. Heroics can be contagious. It's at the local hostel for at risk girls that Heera is given a transformative opportunity: learning kung fu with the other girls. Through the practice of martial arts, she starts to understand that her body isn't a an object to be commodified and preyed upon, but a vessel through which she can protect herself and those around her. And when Heera discovers the whereabouts of her missing friend, Rosy, through a kung fu pen pal in the US, she makes the decision to embark on a daring rescue mission to New York in an attempt to save her. A triumphant, shocking account inspired by Ruchira Gupta's experience making the Emmy-award winning documentary, The Selling of Innocents, this is an unforgettable story of overcoming adversity by a life-long activist who has dedicated her life to creating a world where no child is bought or sold."--,Provided by Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gupta, R. (2023). I kick and I fly (First edition.). Scholastic Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gupta, Ruchira. 2023. I Kick and I Fly. Scholastic Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gupta, Ruchira. I Kick and I Fly Scholastic Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gupta, Ruchira. I Kick and I Fly First edition., Scholastic Press, 2023.

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