Written by Mahtab Narsimhan
Published by Orca Book Publishers
Shivani only left Mumbai a few months ago.
But she isn’t feeling like such an outsider anymore. She likes her new school and 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!
Look for the French version, Vive le poulet!
Publication Date: November 2020
Available As: Paperback, eBook
Middle Grade , Age 09 or older
Community Represented: Indian/Indian American
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
Engagement Projects & Resources:
Share your favorite resources for this book with email@example.com.