Fb2 The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen ePub
by Mitali Perkins
|Category:||Literature and Fiction|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Young Readers; Reissue edition (May 3, 1993)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1190 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1882 kb|
|Digital formats:||txt docx mbr mobi|
Like any other eighth grader, smart and spunky Sunita Sen just wants to fit in. She feels she's doing pretty well, especially .
Like any other eighth grader, smart and spunky Sunita Sen just wants to fit in. She feels she's doing pretty well, especially as her friendship with the school's tennis star starts to blossom into something more. But when Sunita's grandparents come from India to stay with her family, her lifestyle changes, and Sunita suddenly becomes aware of identity issues she's never before faced.
However, for some reason, Mitali Perkins’s novel stirred resistance in me. Although the novel should feel authentic to. .Can Sunita learn how to happily be both Indian and American? The Life of Sunita Sen is what I like to think of as a journey or process novel. Although the novel should feel authentic to me because it has been written by an author who, like her main character, was born in India and grew up in California, Sunita Sen seemed, to me, similar to novels I read as a junior high girl, and resented, about . or 2nd generation children written by European Americans (several generations removed from.
Recently re-released under this new title, this charming coming-of-age tale introduces teenager Sunita Sen, a tennis-playing, pizza-craving, California girl who suddenly becomes self-conscious of her Indian heritage when her grandparents arrive for an extended stay.
Sunita Sen hasn't given her Bengali heritage much thought until her old-fashioned grandparents arrive for a year in the US. Suddenly, Sunni's mother leaves her teaching job and turns in her workout gear for flowing silk sarees; the family's pizza and sushi nights are thrown over fo. Suddenly, Sunni's mother leaves her teaching job and turns in her workout gear for flowing silk sarees; the family's pizza and sushi nights are thrown over for home-cooked samosa and other traditional dishes.
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has been added to your Cart. It is an enjoyable read. Because of the way it introduces the themes, it may prove to be a valuable book for beginning cross-cultural, multi-generational discussions.
Title: Not-so Star-spangled Life of Sunita Sen Author(s): Mitali Perkins ISBN: 0-606-33457-2, 978-0-606-33457-0 . April 2005 : USA Paperback.
April 2005 : USA Paperback.
Mitali Perkins discusses how teachers can use her books in their classrooms. Perkins is the author of Bamboo People, The Secret Keeper, Rickshaw Girl, Monsoon Summer, The Life of Sunita Sen, and First Daughter. Produced by Gifford Productions.