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Rajurkar, Anuradha D.

Summary: Rani Kelkar never lied to her parents-- until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw her in-- his tattoos, his charisma, his passion for art-- make him her mother's worst nightmare. When Oliver's troubled home life unravels, he starts to ask more of Rani than she knows how to give. When a twist of fate leads Rani from Evanston, Illinois to Pune, India for a summer, she has a reckoning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RAJ

Avachat, Arushi

Summary: As her sister's wedding approaches, high school senior Arya must navigate fraught family dynamics, the fallout of her two best friends breaking up, and a tense partnership with her rival, the frustratingly attractive student council president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2024

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC AVA

Kelkar, Supriya

Summary: When ten-year-old Indian American Geetanjali, part of a family of classical Hindustani music singers, believes her neighbor has become an ichchaadari naagin, a cobra that can turn human, she must overcome her fears and harness the power of her voice before the naagin changes the whole town into snakes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KEL

Sheth, Kashmira

Summary: Nina Soni is a lovable, distractible Indian American girl with big plans and cast of family and friends to help her make her realize her dreams, or resolve the chaos that often results. A long rainy stretch during spring break has Nina restless and hungry for a new project and aggravated with little sister Kavita's embarrassing behavior. Then, a fresh pile of dirt is delivered to the neighbor's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC SHE

Prasad, Maya

Summary: When a storm threatens Diwali celebrations, eight-year-old Sejal Sinha, a spunky Indian-American girl with an active imagination, tries to use science to save her family's beloved holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2023

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE PRA

Khiani, Darshana

Summary: Tired of being treated like a child, a young girl sets out to prove herself capable to her multi-generational Indian-American family, but an ill-fated attempt at putting on a sari has an unexpected outcome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KHI

Ruths, Mitali Banerjee

Summary: At her mother's request Priya is planning a surprise anniversary party for her father, but she is finding it hard to keep it a secret from her inquisitive dad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2023

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Kelkar, Supriya

Summary: "When an Indian American boy starts school in a new classroom, one child can't pronounce his name properly. It stings, but his parents remind him that his name shows how special he is. With lush illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat, award-winning author Supriya Kelkar writes a stunning tribute to the thing that introduces us to the world -- our names -- reminding readers of the beauty in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEL

Sriram, Meera

Summary: A mother shares family memories and stories with her daughter as she applies henna to the young girl's hands.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SRI

Bentley, Sue

Summary: "Preeti Namesh is snowed in, so she thinks it's going to be the most boring vacation ever, until magical pony Comet shows up"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BEN

Ahmed, Samira

Summary: While still coping with her parents' sudden divorce and having to start at a new school midway through her senior year, Noor and two new friends take a stand against book bans at their small-town Illinois high school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2024

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC AHM

Sheth, Kashmira

Summary: Nina is prepared to show her new friends, who moved to Wisconsin, how to have fun in the snow. And then Nina notices a strange car at her neighbors' house while they're out of town. Clearly, it's time to be a Snow Spy and identify the MP (mystery person) -- edited from jacket flap by cataloger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SHE

Gopal, Jyoti Rajan

Summary: An American child of East Asian descent revels in dances, clothing, games, foods and other characteristics of both cultures, while blending them into what makes this American desi unique.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GOP

Kochar, Amandeep S.

Summary: "Jeet and his puppy Fudge love to read books and wish they could make more friends who also like to read. Inspired by another Sikh boy practicing his seva (his selfless act of kindness) by donating books to people in need, Jeet and Fudge set out with their Mom and Dad to give back to their community. Could it bring some reading buddies their way as well?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paw Prints Publishing 2022

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR PURPLE KOC

Charaipotra, Sona

Summary: The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds -- and falls head over heels -- in the contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak. Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She's always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius -- but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Imprint 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CHA

DasGupta, Sayantani

Summary: Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, and soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds (very annoying), and cute princes--and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAS

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fantasy, Call number: JT Fantasy Dasgupta 2018

Hamza, Nina

Summary: Samira knows this is going to be the worst summer ever. Her best friend, Kiera, ditched her for the cool girls. Her parents and older sister are taking a trip to India, so Sammy is staring down endless weeks spent with Imran, her little brother, and her Umma. To top it all off--literally!--her house gets TP'd. The TP'ing upsets Imran, who is convinced that they're being targeted because...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HAM

Kelkar, Supriya

Summary: When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2020

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Westerfeld, Scott.

Summary: In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WES

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WES

Wright, Camron Steve

Summary: "Based on the true story of Taj Rowland, who was kidnapped as a child from his village in Southern India, sold to an orphanage, and then adopted by an American couple."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shadow Mountain Publishing 2022

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WRI

Manning, Matthew K.

Summary: When Sai Patel, fifteen, is framed for crimes he did not commit, his online friends of Drone Academy help him locate the Copycat drone and prove his innocence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Ruths, Mitali Banerjee

Summary: "Archie is worried that her school friends won't like Diwali, her favorite Hindu holiday, and when a storm knocks out the electricity, it looks like the party may be ruined."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RUT

Sheth, Kashmira

Summary: It's Take Your Child to Work Day, and Nina, Kavita, and Jay are all going to work with Mom, a landscape architect, to learn how to start a garden. Naturally that's not enough for Nina, who quickly develops big plans for a business selling the vegetables she plans to grow. But her plans don't include managing the problems that inevitably arise, including rabbits, slugs, mosquitos, and more.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC SHE

LaRocca, Rajani

Summary: Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream? Eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson comes from a big Indian American family: Dad's a renowned food writer, Mom's a successful businesswoman, and her three older siblings all have their own respective accomplishments. It's easy to feel invisible in such an impressive family,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yellow Jacket 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LAR

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