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Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
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Jul 05, 2010

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Excellent book about a sixteen-year-old girl who struggles to keep her dream alive of a scholarship and career while living in sub-Saharan Africa in a home that doesn't have electricity nor running water and with the pallor of AIDS overshadowing everything. Despite the hardship and depressing nature of the subject, the heroic character traits of the main character are inspiring. The author did a great job highlighting the dignity amidst a world of sustenance living and hardships we can barely imagine.
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Angie Adams Pam.......
I was so glad to read this review (and I may have to order this ya book). Your review pointed out just what I experienced while in Uganda in the HIV/AIDS clinic......incredible focus, amazing determination and living in joy and appreciation in the most difficult situations. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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