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Follow up to Sikh American YA Novel

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in I'm Your Neighbor News, Indian American, Sikh American, Theme: Religious Faith | Comments Off on Follow up to Sikh American YA Novel

Follow up to Sikh American YA Novel

By Delanie Honda (Intern to I’m Your Neighbor) I recently completed Shine, Coconut Moon, which Kirsten posted about last week (see the post here). Having completed this book, I wanted to follow up and reiterate Kirsten’s encouragement to purchase and read this title. Samar, aka Sam, was raised as a typical American teenager by her mom and has given little thought to her Sikh and Indian background until her Uncle Sandeep reconnects with her family. Sam comes to learn more about her cultural background as her relationship with uncle deepens and so does the reader. Prior to reading...

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Shine, Coconut Moon

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 14 and up, Asian (South), Sikh American, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships | Comments Off on Shine, Coconut Moon

Shine, Coconut Moon

Shine, Coconut Moon By Neesha Meminger Published by Margaret K McElderry Books “This novel is especially poignant as our country continues to deal with prejudice against Southeast Asians and individuals from the Middle East. Readers will be drawn in to Sam’s story and her struggles to make sense of and combine her two cultures.”  –Booklist “Readers will learn about a unique religion and culture and how it can feel for minorities living and assimilating into American life after September 11.” –Karen Sykeny, VOYA Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description...

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Sikh American YA Novel

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Indian American, Sikh American, Theme: Religious Faith | Comments Off on Sikh American YA Novel

Sikh American YA Novel

In respect to the victims of the tragedy in Wisconsin and in the fight to curb the ignorance and prejudice that caused it, we encourage you to purchase a copy of  the Sikh American young adult novel, Shine, Coconut Moon for your public or school library.  Neesha Meminger’s book about a teen girl exploring her Sikh heritage introduces the reader to some of the basics of the Sikh culture and faith. We also recommend the series of Teaching Tolerance resources mentioned in the article, We Honor Sikhs by Learning About...

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