This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the...
Author: Perkins, MitaliSummary:
Author: MCCULLOUGH, ColleenSummary:
Mark Antony, famous warrior and legendary lover, expects that he will be Julius Caesar's successor. But when Caesar is murdered, his eighteen-year-old nephew, Octavian, is named his heir. No...
Author: Sundaresan, InduSummary:
Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved wife's passing, the emperor's daughters compete for everything. They are forbidden...Genre: Historical fiction
Author: Joshi, AlkaSummary:
Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist,...Genre: Historical fiction
Author: Krishnaswami, Uma.Summary:
Winner of the International Literacy Association Social Justice Literature Award. An award-winning middle-grade novel about the power of grassroots activism and how kids can make a difference....
Author: Hashimi, NadiaSummary:
Mahmood and his wife, Fereiba, live a happy middle-class life until their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rise to power. Mahmood becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is...
Author: Trasi, AmitaSummary:
Mukta is a ten-year-old lower-caste girl who is to become a temple prostitute. Attempting to escape her fate, she becomes a house servant for an upper-middle-class family in Mumbai. There she...
Author: Van Loon, Hendrik WillemSummary:
Winner of the first Newbery Medal, this book revolutionized methods of telling history by recounting history as living news, relating everything in the past to the present, writing informally, and...Genre: History
Author: Divakaruni, Chitra BanerjeeSummary:
The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata...