Giveaway: Saraswati’s Way by Monika Schröder

| October 28, 2010 | 26 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 28, 2010

हुर्रे! We have 3 signed copies of Monika Schröder’s compelling tale, Saraswati’s Way, to give away. Giveaway begins October 28, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 30, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 12 and up

Hardcover: 240 pages

Book overview: If the gods wanted Akash to have an education, he is told, they would give him one. But Akash has spent his entire twelve years poor and hungry. So he decides to take control of his own life and try for a scholarship to the city school where he can pursue his beloved math. But will challenging destiny prove to be more than he has bargained for? In this raw and powerful novel, fate and self-determination come together in unexpected ways, offering an unsentimental look at the realities of India.

About the author: Monika Schröder is the elementary school librarian at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. SARASWATI’S WAY is her second novel. Learn more about her at: www.monikaschroeder.com

How to enter:

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  • An extra entry will be given for each time you twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about it. You will need to paste the link in a separate comment to make this entry valid. Click here to follow us on Twitter.
  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins October 28, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 30, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

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The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

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  1. Natalia says:

    Would like to win for my daughter, thanks!

  2. Christine W says:

    This is one of those books that I would like for the students at school to have the opportunity to read.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  3. Christine W says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/29160182139

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  4. Christine W says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/29161089545

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  5. This sounds like a very interesting book. I’d love to share it with my readers – thanks!

    Tina “The Book Lady’
    contact(dot)thebooklady(at)gmail.com

  6. Hi – be sure to add your book reviews & giveaways to my weekend linky: Read a Book Lately? Family Friendly books requested. Thanks! Tina “The Book Lady”

    http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-book-lately-its-show-and-tell.html

  7. Sheyla says:

    Saraswati’s Way, sounds as though it would be a good read for our male students at NLBA. Thank you and many blessings to all who take part in making these giveaways possible.

    Sheyla

  8. Tracy says:

    This sounds like a great book for middle grades. My children would love it. Thank you for the opportunity to receive a signed copy.

  9. Renee Alam says:

    This sounds like a great book…I love books that talk about how important it is for one to get an education…especially when the odds are against that person.I have 3 daughters so they would all love a chance to read this.In our house,books are like clothes,passed down to each child,so each book in our home is truly loved :)

  10. Jodi F. says:

    Always looking for good multicultural titles for our collection. Thanks for pointing this one out! Would love to read it.

  11. Johannah B says:

    This one is just beyond my youngest reader…but I think the story might be a good one — and a peek into another culture.

  12. I would love this book for all 3 of my children to read. My middle son is the boy on the cover! Will rewet as well!

  13. Nancy says:

    Would love to have this for my library! Thanks!

  14. Karen says:

    This sounds like a really interesting read. I think my son would like it.

  15. Renee Alam says:

    Hi! I just posted about the book here on my blog: http://thesecherishedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-book-giveaway.html
    It’s so great to see a book where the characters don’t have the regular names like John,Sue,etc.With all the diversity here in the US it would be great of more chidren’s books had names from other ethnicities so that we could learn the names…so many of us have a hard time pronouncing foreign names b/c we’re not used to it & it can be embarassing.Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Lisette says:

    I would love a chance to read this book!

  17. Fran says:

    I am happy to see such a mix being offered in the giveaways, thanks!

  18. Cheryl L says:

    I would like to give this book to my son who likes math but is struggling with some math concepts, and they teach a different way than I learned years ago so I can’t really help him out.

    ccrlund at gmail.com

  19. Cheryl L says:

    I posted alink to your giveaway on my blog: http://barginmom.wordpress.com/
    ccrlund @ gmail DOT com

  20. And the three winners are …

    Christine W: This is one of those books that I would like for the students at school to have the opportunity to read.

    Renee Alam: Hi! I just posted about the book here on my blog: http://thesecherishedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-book-giveaway.html
 It’s so great to see a book where the characters don’t have the regular names like John,Sue,etc.With all the diversity here in the US it would be great of more chidren’s books had names from other ethnicities so that we could learn the names…so many of us have a hard time pronouncing foreign names b/c we’re not used to it & it can be embarassing.Thanks for the giveaway!

    Fran: I am happy to see such a mix being offered in the giveaways, thanks!

    Keep a look out for your notifying e-mail. Congratulations!

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