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Perkins, Mitali
New York : Hyperion , 1994.
IL 5-8 RL 6.3
ISBN 0316699438
Sunita is an Indian transplant. She's trying to fit in eight grade and is doing OK. Her friends come over and she's getting comfortable with boys. She had come to love American pizza. When her traditional grandparents arrive, things change. Her mother gives up jeans and pizza and starts wearing saris and making curries. Sunita starts hiding her grandparents and her aloofness from her friends is misinterpreted. Her relationships with her friends begin to deteriorate. The grandfather's wisdom helps her see how she can get out of the predicament she has created and see a sweet resolution of ethnic pride.
SUBJECTS:      East Indian Americans -- Fiction.
                        Grandparents -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.


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