When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there.
This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.
A bonded servant in a Pakistani carpet factory narrates this novel inspired by the life and work of Masih. In a starred review, PW said it "packs an emotional punch. An eye-opening, genuinely touching novel." Ages 8-12.
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A truly moving book
This would be a great and inspiring novel even if it were made up, but the fact that it's based on a true story makes it ten times better! "Iqbal" is about getting away from a negative experience and making a positive impact on the people and things around you. The climax comes early so the end is just a tiny bit slow,but otherwise a great page turner.
This book is sad and depressing but inside u feel happy and amazed that a child could succeed such heights.
BEST BOOK EVER
I thought this book was going to be boring but even then I read it and I a. So happy tht I did. This book shows the courage of a boy who wanted to fought for all the children who faced horrible conditions while working off debts. He was strong and not afraid. He worked hard and many kids now owe him their life.