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The Promise of the Sky

Author: 

Jyoti Guptara

This is the story of a boy in rural India who tries to break the boundaries imposed by his caste and attend school. The cost of this decision is beyond what he or anyone else in is family expects. This story has a clear message, but it is an important message and the storytelling is good enough to support it.

Favorite Thing: 
The ending
The Promise of the Sky book cover: a young Indian boy, looking through barbed wire.
Book Length: 
Shorter
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
Moderate
Disclosures: 
None