You’re forced to work against your will. The list of demands placed upon you seems limitless. You are spoken to with complete disrespect, despite your constant efforts to please. And your task master? She’s your mother -in-law.
The hopes and dreams of a young girl are often wrapped up in images of her wedding day, and in this book, when the dream quickly becomes a nightmare, you’re hooked. For this reason many of the middle school girls I’ve taught have loved reading the story Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan.
Set in India and detailing an arranged marriage gone bad, Whelan captivates her readers while teaching them about a different culture.
Homeless Bird is a read that will help your child to take more of an interest in the world. It will provide a launching pad for a discussion about the different issues facing children in other countries.