Why this book?
I loved how Rajani Larocca masterfully infuses a story about a girl who lives in two cultures—modern American and traditional Indian—with a visual description from both those worlds. I really began to understand Reha’s (the protagonist) predicament through visual descriptions of the separate parts of her life. Her descriptions guided me in seeing settings, imagining characters, and understanding patterns of meaning.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Newbery Honor Book! A heartbreakingly hopeful novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia.
* Walter Award Winner * New England Book Award Winner * An NCTE Notable Verse Novel * Golden Kite Award Winner * Goodreads Choice Nominee * A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year * An SLJ Best Book of the Year * A BookPage Best Book of the Year * An NYPL Best Book of the Year * A Mighty Girl's Best Book of the Year * An ILA Notable Book…