Young Readers Book Group

Bookgroup profile pic with the cover of the book: American as Paneer PieLive via Zoom:
Tuesday, August 17, 6:00 PM ET
Young Readers Book Group with Jackie
Discussion of American as Paneer Pie

Led (virtually!) by bookseller Jackie, our Young Readers Book Group meets quarterly and is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, reading and discussing great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. For August, the group discusses Supriya Kelkar’s American as Paneer Pie. As the only Indian American kid in her small town, Lekha Divekar feels like she has two versions of herself: Home Lekha and School Lekha. When a girl Lekha’s age moves in across the street, Lekha is excited to hear that her name is Avantika and she’s Desi, too! Finally, there will be someone else around who gets it. But Avantika is new to this country, and not at all like Lekha. To Lekha’s surprise, Avantika does not feel the same way as Lekha about having two separate lives or about the bullying at school. Avantika doesn’t take the bullying quietly. And she proudly displays her culture no matter where she is: at home or at school. When a racist incident rocks Lekha’s community, Lekha realizes she must make a choice: continue to remain silent or find her voice before it’s too late.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 6:00pm

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NY
American as Paneer Pie Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534439399
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

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