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511992
American as paneer pie by Kelkar, Supriya 

Paperback(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 511992 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
Lexile: 840 F&P: U

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Immigrants - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction Hate crimes - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.


7.37 *

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511997
American as paneer pie by Kelkar, Supriya 

BTSB Prebound(Aladdin, 2020)

BTSB #: 511997 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.4 MG Lexile: 840 F&P: U

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Immigrants - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction Hate crimes - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.


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P08414
American as paneer pie by Kelkar, Supriya 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2020)

BTSB #: P08414 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Immigrants - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Bullying - Fiction Hate crimes - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.


56.99 *

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698411
Best at it by Pancholy, Maulik 

Paperback(HarperCollins, 2020)

BTSB #: 698411 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4 MG RC: 4.5 3-5 Lexile: 620 HL

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: East Indian Americans - Fiction Family life - Indiana - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Anxiety - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Bullies - Fiction Indiana - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Rahul Kapoor, an Indian-American boy growing up in small-town Indiana, struggles to come to terms with his identity, including that he may be gay.


6.55 *

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897754
Binny's Diwali by Umrigar, Thrity N. 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 897754 In Bindery

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 4 LG Lexile: 720 AD

Genres: Holidays Multicultural


Subjects: Divali - Fiction Hinduism - Customs and practices - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction


Summary: Binny's class is learning about different holiday traditions, and today it is time for Binny to share the story of her favorite holiday, Diwali, the Festival of Lights--and she even has some special treats to give her classmates. Includes information on the five days of Diwali, what it commemorates, and its special traditions.


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258836
Chaos curse [Kiranmala and the kingdom beyond Volume: Book 3]by DasGupta, Sayantani 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 258836 In Bindery

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.8 MG Lexile: 820

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Adventure Fiction


Subjects: East Indian Americans - Fiction Princesses - Fiction Adventure fiction Fantasy fiction


Summary: Prince Lal has been spirited away to, of all places, Parsippany, so Kiranmala must leave the Kingdom Beyond and return home to rescue him; but reality seems to be wavering around her because something is causing a dangerous disruption in the multiverse, and she must face the disturbing prophecy about her own role in the approaching conflict between good and evil--not to mention her own growing feelings for Prince Neel.


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081844
Count me in by Bajaj, Varsha 

Paperback(Nancy Paulsen, 2020)

BTSB #: 081844 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.4 MG Lexile: 680 F&P: X

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Racism - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Violence - Fiction Social media - Fiction Grandfathers - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Family life - Texas - Houston - Fiction Houston (Tex.) - Fiction


Summary: Told from two viewpoints, sixth-graders Karina and Chris use social media to stand up to racism in Houston, Texas, after an attack puts Karina's Indian American grandfather in the hospital.


081984
Count me in by Bajaj, Varsha 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 081984 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.4 MG Lexile: 680 F&P: X

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Racism - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Violence - Fiction Social media - Fiction Grandfathers - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Family life - Texas - Houston - Fiction Houston (Tex.) - Fiction


Summary: Told from two viewpoints, sixth-graders Karina and Chris use social media to stand up to racism in Houston, Texas, after an attack puts Karina's Indian American grandfather in the hospital.


754916
Daughter of the deep by Riordan, Rick 

BTSB Prebound(Disney/Hyperion, 2021)

BTSB #: 754916 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.2 MG

Genres: Adventure Fiction Science Fiction


Subjects: Adventure fiction Underwater exploration - Fiction Oceanography - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Characters and characteristics in literature - Fiction Orphans - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction


Summary: In this story inspired by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," Ana Dakkar, a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world, makes astounding discoveries about her heritage and puts her leadership skills to the test against deadly enemies from a rival school.


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207548
Finding Mighty by Chari, Sheela 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2017)

BTSB #: 207548 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.1 MG RC: 3.3 6-8 Lexile: 590 F&P: Y

Genres: Mystery Fiction


Subjects: Mystery fiction Family life - New York (State) - Fiction Graffiti - Fiction Parkour - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Racially mixed people - Fiction Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla's necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all?


21.36 *

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258831
Game of stars [Kiranmala and the kingdom beyond Volume: Book 2]by DasGupta, Sayantani 

Paperback(Scholastic, 2020)

BTSB #: 258831 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.8 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 830

Subjects: Fantasy fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Princesses - Fiction Magic - Fiction Adventure fiction


Summary: Months after Kiranmala's adventure in the Kingdom Beyond, a vision of the Demon Queen starts showing up in her bedroom, trying to tell Kiran something, but getting cutoff before she can finish; then she starts seeing an advertisement for an archery contest on her family's interdimensional television and Kiran realizes that she must return to her place of birth--where society is falling apart, a reality show is taking over, her friends are in danger, and she, once again, becomes the warrior princess she was meant to be.


6.55 *

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258837
Game of stars [Kiranmala and the kingdom beyond Volume: Book 2]by DasGupta, Sayantani 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 258837 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.8 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 830

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Fantasy fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Princesses - Fiction Magic - Fiction Adventure fiction


Summary: Months after Kiranmala's adventure in the Kingdom Beyond, a vision of the Demon Queen starts showing up in her bedroom, trying to tell Kiran something, but getting cutoff before she can finish; then she starts seeing an advertisement for an archery contest on her family's interdimensional television and Kiran realizes that she must return to her place of birth--where society is falling apart, a reality show is taking over, her friends are in danger, and she, once again, becomes the warrior princess she was meant to be.


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517032
How to wear a sari by Khiani, Darshana 

BTSB Prebound(Versify, 2021)

BTSB #: 517032 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-7   


Genres: Multicultural Humorous Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Clothing and dress - Fiction Family life - Fiction Saris - Fiction Maturation (Psychology) - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Humorous fiction


Summary: Tired of being treated like a child, a young girl sets out to prove herself capable to her multi-generational Indian-American family, but an ill-fated attempt at putting on a sari has an unexpected outcome.


22.08 *

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543065
I'll go and come back by LaRocca, Rajani 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2022)

BTSB #: 543065 In Bindery

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   


Genres: Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Grandparent-grandchild relationship - Fiction Family life - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Vacations - Fiction Tamil Nadu (India) - Fiction United States - Fiction


Summary: When Jyoti visits her grandmother halfway around the world, she is overwhelmed by the differences between India and home. At first she feels lonely and out of place, but soon she and Sita Pati are able to understand each other. When it's time to part, Jyoti doesn't want to leave, but then she remembers that in Tamil, people don't say goodbye, they say "I'll go and come back." Soon the two are reunited when Pati visits Jyoti in America.


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879523
Kalamata's kitchen by Thomas, Sarah 

BTSB Prebound(Random House, 2021)

BTSB #: 879523 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 760 AD F&P: N

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: East Indian Americans - Fiction Anxiety - Fiction Imagination - Fiction Indian cooking - Fiction Eating customs - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction


Summary: Nervous about facing her first day at a new school, Kalamata embarks on a courage-inducing journey in her kitchen when her mother cooks up some comfort food complete with the Indian spices she loves.


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207551
Karthik delivers by Chari, Sheela 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 207551 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.9 MG

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Bernstein, Leonard,|d1918-1990 - Fiction Acting - Fiction Family-owned business enterprises - Fiction Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Boston (Mass.) - Fiction


Summary: Fourteen-year-old Karthik Raghavan is good at remembering things. Like his bike routes to make deliveries for his father's ailing Indian grocery. Or all the reasons he likes Juhi Shah. So, when he gets the chance to act in a play about Leonard Bernstein he does--and he's playing Lenny! But he can't tell his parents.


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057750
Laxmi's mooch by Anand, Shelly 

BTSB Prebound New title, awaiting publication or binding.(Kokila, 2021)

BTSB #: 057750 In Bindery

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.6 LG

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Mustaches - Fiction Personal appearance - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction


Summary: After Laxmi's friend Zoe points out the hairs on her lip, Laxmi is very self-conscious until her East Indian parents help her to accept and celebrate her appearance.


22.08 *

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047080
Love, hate & other filters by Ahmed, Samira 

Paperback(Soho Teen, 2018)

BTSB #: 047080 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
Lexile: 660 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Muslims - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Dating (Social customs) - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Terrorism - Fiction Family life - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction


Summary: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents' world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.


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904107
My bindi by Varadarajan, Gita 

BTSB Prebound(Orchard Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 904107 In Bindery

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 570 AD

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: East Indian Americans - Fiction Hindus - Fiction Family life - Fiction School stories


Summary: The day has come for Divya to choose her bindi. But as she prepares for school, she has doubts. What if she gets made fun of? Will she be brave enough to face her classmates and their questions? A powerful story about belonging, embracing your heritage, and believing in yourself.


22.08 *

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205842
Pashmina by Chanani, Nidhi 

Paperback(First Second, 2017)

BTSB #: 205842 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 2.3 MG RC: 2.6 6-8 Lexile: 240 GN

Subjects: Graphic novels East Indian Americans - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction


Summary: A heartfelt young adult graphic novel about an Indian-American teen's attempt to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl.


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