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The Samosa Rebellion



by
Shanthi Sekaran

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780063051539
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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Mild Language , Language: Infrequent Use
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PG Middle Plus

Critically acclaimed author Shanthi Sekaran makes her middle grade debut with this timely and stunning novel in which a young boy and his friends must rescue his grandmother from a relocation camp after their country’s descent into xenophobia. Perfect for fans of The Night Diary and Front Desk.

Before his grandmother moved from India to the island of Mariposa, Muki Krishnan’s life was pretty good. He hung out with his friends on Mingus Avenue, stayed under the radar at school, and slept as late as he could. But now? He has to share his bedroom with Paati, his grandmother, who snores like a bulldozer and wakes him up at dawn to do yoga.

Paati’s arrival coincides with even bigger changes in Mariposa. Strange political winds are blowing, and the once harmonious island is fracturing. The president divides citizens into Butterflies—families who have lived in Mariposa for three generations—and Moths, who, like Muki’s family, are more recent immigrants. The changes are small at first. But then Muki and his friends find a camp being built to imprison Moths before sending them away. Soon after, his Paati is captured and taken there.

As Muki devises Paati’s escape, he discovers that a secret rebellion is underway, and he starts to see that resistance can take surprising forms. As he digs deeper into the growing rebellion, he realizes that rescuing Paati will be the fight of his life.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Mild Language , Language: Infrequent Use

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

3.7: points 10

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2021

Book Genres


Topics

Immigrants. Butterflies. Families. Grandmothers. Prejudices. Racism. Multicultural communities. Islands. Xenophobia. Civil resistance. Espionage. Friendship. Family life. Conduct of life. 

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