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Embrace the Chicken

by Mahtab Narsimhan

tagged: parents, hindu, cooking & food
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Description

Even though she only left Mumbai a few months ago, Shivani isn't feeling like such an outsider anymore. She likes her new school. She finally has a best friend. But when her mother volunteers for the school's annual fundraiser, Shivani is sure she will completely embarrass her. Especially if she cooks one of the "stinky" dishes that Shivani loves but is too ashamed to eat in front of her friends.

On the day of the fair, the moment Shivani walks into the gym she knows her worst fears have come true: the unmistakable scent of Indian spices is in the air. But then she sees that dozens of people are lined up at her mom's stall. It's the most popular one!

About the Author
Mahtab Narsimhan is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Mission Mumbai, The Tiffin and The Third Eye, which won the Silver Birch Award. Mahtab lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, son and golden retriever. For more information, visit mahtabnarsimhan.com.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Editorial Review

"Narsimhan presents an honest look at the dilemmas faced by teens as they transition from one culture to another, while simultaneously showing the strength of familial support and love. This quick read in the Orca Currents series is filled with angst tinged with humor and explores topics relevant to the lives of teens."

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