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Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
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Oct 28, 10

bookshelves: realistic, multicultural
Read in July, 2009

Interesting story about an Indian-American high school senior, Samar ("Sammy"), who is reunited with her Sikh uncle and starts to inquire into the Indian part of her heritage. Her mother, long estranged from her own parents, raised Sammy entirely on her own and without any family or religious guidance, and that's always been okay for the two of them. But now that her mother's brother has reappeared in her life, and with the added tension of the recent Sept. 11 2001 attacks in the air, Sammy decides it's not enough; she wants to get to know her Sikh grandparents and their traditions. Good story with a smart main character who is exploring the full nature of her dual cultures.
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