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Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars

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Book Summary of Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars

From the slums of Garib Nagar in Bandra East to the red carpet of the Oscars—nine year-old Rubina’s journey has been an astonishing one, almost as astonishing as Jamal’s quiz show victory in Slumdog Millionaire.

This is her story—of playing marbles in the gulees of Garib Nagar with her friends, reluctantly going to school and dreaming of acting in films, and then having it come true. But underneath this fairy tale lies a grimmer reality, the reality that faces countless number of slum children. Rubina brings alive the world of the chawls with its wastelands and shanty dwellings, the lives of the children who grow up in them, the story of her rickshaw puller father, and the rest of her family. She tells us about life on the film set, the aftermath of the Oscars (including the controversy over her father), and how it feels to have the media spotlight on her. What does it mean for a little girl to move from slum to star so quickly? What will the future hold for her?

Details of Book: Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars (BSID:2297)

Book Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars
Author Rubina Ali
ISBN 8184000278
ISBN-13 9788184000276, 978-8184000276
Binding Paperback
Publisher Random House India
Publishing Date 01/07/09
Number of Pages 184
Language English

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Jennifer October 14, 2010 review from Goodreads

Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.comDid you see the movie Slumdog Millionaire? Depending on your age, maybe not as it's a rated "R" film. But it did win the Oscar for Best Movie in 2008. One of the actresses in the movie was Rubina Ali, an 8-year-old girl born in the slums of India.SLUMGIRL DR...

Jennett June 12, 2012 review from Goodreads

I was hoping to find a fun autobiography to read with my class, but I was disappointed. It's a quick, easy read, but there's just not much substance to it.

Grace March 22, 2012 review from Goodreads

Honest and heartwarming.

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