A time to dance by Venkatraman, Padma (#0964FU4)


A time to dance

by Venkatraman, Padma
Paperback Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015


From the Publisher
Padma Venkatraman's inspiring story of a young girl's struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit.

Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance--so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who's grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 04/15/14
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 09/01/14
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/14
  • Horn Book Magazine, 07/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 04/01/14
  • Library Media Connection, 10/01/14
  • Publishers Weekly, 03/03/14
  • School Library Journal starred, 04/01/14
  • Teacher Librarian, 12/01/14
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 04/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 307, 11 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-14-751440-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-14-751440-0
  • Follett Number: 0964FU4
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.8
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 5
  • AR Quiz: 171065EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 10
  • Lexile: 720L