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A Time to Dance

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A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
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May 12, 2015 | ISBN 9780147514400

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“Venkatraman has created a rich, exotic, and fully human world that dazzles and delights. Her way with prose reflects Veda’s with dancing: ‘Nothing else fills me with as much elation as chasing down soaring music’ This novel accomplishes exactly that.”–Providence Sunday Journal

“[A] powerful depiction of a teen girl struggling to recover from an accident.”–The Chicago Tribune

* ” Set against a cardamom, melted butter, and semolina sojji-wafted landscape, the novel’s emotional expression and accompanying music impel the reader to share Veda’s belief that “Shiva dances everywhere. In everyone. In everything.”–Booklist, starred review

* ” A beautiful integration of art, religion, compassion and connection.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “ Told in verse, this story is magnificently strong as Veda’s determination dances off the page and into the reader’s heart.”–VOYA, starred review
* “This exceptional novel, told entirely in verse, captures beautifully the emotions of a girl forced to deal with a number of challenges and how she overcomes them on her way to becoming a confident young woman. It is sure to appeal to readers who are also trying to find their place in the world.”–School Library Journal, starred review — various

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