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Chanda's Secrets

(2004)
(The first book in the Chanda series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
A girl's struggle amid the African AIDS pandemic.

"As soon as I get back from the shabeen, I go next door to see Mrs. Tafa. I have to ask to use her phone to let our relatives know about Sara. I'm nervous. Mrs. Tafa would like to run the world. Since she can't run the world she's decided to run our neighborhood."

So speaks sixteen-year-old Chanda, an astonishingly perceptive girl living in the small city of Bonang, a fictional city in Southern Africa.

While Mrs. Tafa's hijinks are often amusing, the fact is that Chanda's world is profoundly difficult. When her youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges.

In this sensitive, swiftly-paced story readers will find echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird as Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma. Not afraid to explore the horrific realities of AIDS, Chanda's Secrets also captures the enduring strength of loyalty, friendship and family ties. Above all, it is a story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth.

Through the artful style of acclaimed author Stratton, the determination and resilience Chanda embodies will live on in readers' minds.

 
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Used availability for Allan Stratton's Chanda's Secrets


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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-4395-6968-1 / 978-1-4395-6968-9 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets (NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14)
Author(s): Mr Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-4058-2977-X / 978-1-4058-2977-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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August 2004 : USA Turtleback
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 0-606-31156-4 / 978-0-606-31156-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 0-7569-4891-6 / 978-0-7569-4891-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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February 2004 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secret (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-4176-5653-0 / 978-1-4176-5653-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2004 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-55037-835-X / 978-1-55037-835-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): A1lan Stratton
ISBN: 1-904442-59-5 / 978-1-904442-59-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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August 2004 : Australia Paperback
Title: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-74114-452-3 / 978-1-74114-452-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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February 2004 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-55037-834-1 / 978-1-55037-834-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-5318-7959-4 / 978-1-5318-7959-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-4558-0389-8 / 978-1-4558-0389-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-4558-0390-1 / 978-1-4558-0390-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2011 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-4558-0391-X / 978-1-4558-0391-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2011 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
ISBN: 1-4558-0392-8 / 978-1-4558-0392-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2004 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Chanda's Secrets
Author(s): Allan Stratton
Publisher: Annick Press
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