Chanda's Secrets (Chanda, #1) by Allan StrattonPart of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series volume Upon a strenuous peer-review process the best submissions were selected leading to an exciting, rich and a high quality technical conference program, which featured high-impact presentations in the latest developments of various areas of computer science, engineering and applications research. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide. Volume 2. Editors view affiliations David C. Conference proceedings.
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Accueil Contact. Through his dramatic storytelling, Allan Stratton captures the enduring strength of loyalty, the profound impact of loss, and a fearlessness that is powered by the heart. Above all, this is a story about living with truth. Smart and determined, Chanda is a character whom readers come to care for and believe in, in spite of her almost impossible situation. The details of sub-Saharan African life are convincing and smoothly woven into this moving story of poverty and courage, but the real insight for readers will be the appalling treatment of the AIDS victims. The] realistic characters caring, mean, funny, angry, kind, and cruel will keep kids reading and break the silence about the tragedy. Booklist, starred review This powerful story hits home with its harsh truths, its pain, and its hard-won hopefulness.
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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Chanda's mother is not herself, her younger sister is acting out, and her best friend needs help. Through his artful style and dramatic storytelling, Allan Stratton captures the enduring strength of loyalty, the profound impact of loss, and a fearlessness that is powered by the heart. Above all, it is a story about living with truth. His novel Chanda's Secrets is a Michael L.