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Slumgirl Dreaming: Rubina's Journey to the Stars

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Publisher Comments:

My name is Rubina Ali. I don't know when my birthday is, and nor does my father, but I do know that I am nine years old.

Young Rubina is a one-in-a-million star. Plucked from among five hundred slumkids who auditioned for Danny Boyle's multi-Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, she saw her fairy-tale dream of stardom come true. Now that she has stepped into the limelight, what will life hold for a young girl from the Mumbai slums?

Rubina tells her own incredible story, bringing to life a world of wastelands and rat-infested shanty dwellings, where she played marbles with her friends beside the sewers of Garib Nagar. She introduces her beloved father, a hardworking rickshaw puller, and her siblings. And then Rubina tells of the kindness of Danny Boyle and of the time she spent on the film sets--including the hilarious incident when her costar came to be covered in chocolate from head to toe.

After her brief encounter with red-carpet glamour, how will Rubina come to terms with the conditions in which she, her family, and her friends continue to live since Hollywood came knocking? This is her compelling story.

Synopsis:

The young actress describes her life growing up in the slums of Mumbai, her experiences on the set of the film "Slumdog Millionaire," and how her life has changed as a result of her role in the film.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375897122
Subtitle:
Rubina's Journey to the Stars
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Author:
Berthod, Anne
Author:
Anne Berthod
Author:
Dugar, Divya
Author:
Divya Dugar
Author:
Ali, Rubina
Author:
Rubina Ali
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses - India
Subject:
Ali, Rubina
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Girls & Women
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Performing Arts - Film
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Performing Arts - Film
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Biography
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090908
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
187

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"Synopsis" by , The young actress describes her life growing up in the slums of Mumbai, her experiences on the set of the film "Slumdog Millionaire," and how her life has changed as a result of her role in the film.
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