A Beautiful Lie

By Master, Irfan

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ISBN
978-0-80750-597-7
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 5-9–It is the summer of 1947 and India is to be partitioned. Tensions are mounting between religious factions and violence is reaching even the smallest villages. Thirteen-year-old Bilal’s beloved father is dying, and since he is convinced the news would kill him even more quickly, Bilal decides to lie about the political situation. With the help of his three closest friends, he keeps well-wishers, family friends, even his radical brother at bay, all to “save” his father the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Muslim thirteen-year-old Bilal enlists his friends--Muslim, Sikh, and Hindu--to keep his dying father from learning of the impe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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