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Chanda's secrets, Allan Stratton

Label
Chanda's secrets
Title
Chanda's secrets
Statement of responsibility
Allan Stratton
Title variation
Chandas secrets
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A girl's struggle amid the African AIDS pandemic, Chanda, is an astonishingly perceptive girl living in the small city of Bonang, a fictional city in Southern Africa. When her youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges, Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma. Not afraid to explore the horrific realities of AIDS, Chanda's Secrets also captures the enduring strength of loyalty, friendship and family ties. Above all, it is a story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth
Summary
Chandra struggles with the deaths of those around her and the shame of being molested as she continues her education and cares for her siblings and friend Esther, amidst the poverty and AIDs epidemic that plague her African homeland
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2004
  • Willow Awards, Snow Willow category, 2005.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
Awards note
  • Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2005.
  • Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2005
  • American Library Association / YALSA best books for young adults.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
126440
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stratton, Allan
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Grades 7 and up
  • Young Adult
LC call number
PR9199.3.S835
LC item number
C43 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
590
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Teenagers and death
  • Secrecy
  • Shame
  • Africa
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Family life
  • Friendship
  • Sexual abuse
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Secrecy
  • Shame
  • Teenagers and death
  • Africa
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Chanda's secrets, Allan Stratton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel: Chanda's wars
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53252532
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781550378344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53252532
Label
Chanda's secrets, Allan Stratton
Publication
Note
Sequel: Chanda's wars
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53252532
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781550378344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53252532

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