Veda, the main character in A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman, is a below-knee amputee.
From the publisher:
Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form.
Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance – so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered.
US publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc (2003)
Author represented by: Rob Weisbach of Rob Weisbach Creative Management