A Time To Dance

A Time to Dance Book Cover Teenage Veda, who studies classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam, is injured in a car accident and her leg has to be amputated below the knee.  She is devastated, but an American doctor understands her love of dance and designs a special prosthetic limb for her.  Veda starts dancing all over again.  She meets Govinda, a student teacher, who shows her a new way to bring joy to her dancing and who becomes her love interest.  This enthralling story of Veda’s journey and of familial relationships in modern India is told in verse that captures the fascination of India. mjw
Title: A Time To Dance
Author: Padma Venkatraman
Publisher
: Nancy Paulsen Book, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group
Copyright
: 2014
Original language
: English
ISBN
: 978-0-399-25710-0
Hardcover pages
: 320
Age range
: 12 up
Genre
: Novel in Verse/Poetry
Book setting
: India
Author’s ethnicity
: Indian
Author’s residence
: United States
Awards:  2015 South Asia Book Award – Honor, Grades 6 and up
Subjects
: Amputees, Dance, India, Novels in verse, People with disabilities, Southern Asia

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