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No Ordinary Day

Level 1

ELLIS, Deborah
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This is only a slim novel, but it very convincingly tells of the hardships of Valli’s life and the discrimination suffered by lepers—unnecessarily, as everyone can be cured. But Valli tries to cope with all this as cheerfully and philosophically as possible.

AWARDS:

  • NOMINEE Maine Student Book Award 2012-2013

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