Thirst

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thirst varsha bajaj

The riveting story of a heroic girl who fights for her belief that water should be for everyone. Minni lives in the poorest part of Mumbai, where access to water is limited to a few hours a day and the communal taps have long lines. Lately, though, even that access is threatened by severe water shortages and thieves who are stealing this precious commodity—an act that Minni accidentally witnesses one night. Meanwhile, in the high-rise building where she just started to work, she discovers that water streams out of every faucet and there’s even a rooftop swimming pool. What Minni also discovers there is one of the water mafia bosses. Now she must decide whether to expose him and risk her job and maybe her life. How did something as simple as access to water get so complicated?---from the publisher

192 pages                              978-0593354391                            Ages 10-13

Keywords:  social activist, girls and women, heroes, water, risk, natural resources, water shortage, Asia, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, global read aloud

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