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“Khan unapologetically tackles prejudice in its various manifestations while simultaneously engaging openly with the complexities of accountability. The myriad forms of oppression the most vulnerable face in our society intersect in the character of Zara, challenging readers to ask what it means for some to feel at home in a country whose systems feel built to exclude them. A vivid account exploring issues many immigrant teens face.”
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Meet Me in Mumbai

Written by Sabina Khan
Published by Scholastic, Inc.

Ayesha is a world away from home when she meets the boy of her dreams. Like her, Suresh is from India but going to high school in Illinois. Once they get together, they are inseparable… until a twist of fate takes Suresh back to India right when Ayesha discovers she’s pregnant. Suddenly she feels she’s on her own, navigating the biggest decision she’ll ever make.

Seventeen years later, Ayesha’s daughter Mira finds an old box with letters addressed to her from her birth mother. Although Mira loves the moms who adopted her, she’s intrigued to discover something more about her history. In one letter, Ayesha writes that if Mira can forgive her for what she had to do, she should find a way to travel to India for her eighteenth birthday and meet her.

Mira knows she’ll always regret it if she doesn’t go. But is she actually ready for what she will learn?

Meet Me in Mumbai is the extraordinary story of two teenage girls forced to understand the power and the consequences of their choices, and how family can be both formed and found over time.

Primary ISBN: 9781338749281
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation, 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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