"It is 1984, & 15 yr-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who recently committed suicide & arrives in Delhi on the eve of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. Maya is separated from her father & must rely upon the mysterious, kindhearted Sandeep to safely reunite them. As her love for Sandeep blossoms, Maya must face the truth about her painful adolescence, if she's ever to imagine her future" -- RATING: 4(epb)
Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth: When Gopal's family moves to Mumbai, he is kidnapped and put to work in a sweat shop. Will he and the other kidnapped boys escape and find their families again? Pick up this riveting novel from your library and find out!
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.