Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger [in Bloomsbury Review]
Four days after 9/11, a man wearing a turban shows up on Samar’s doorstep – and turns out to be her uncle. After years of estrangement, he’s determined to reunite the fractured family – and in the process teach Sam about her Sikh American heritage. Her comfortable life à deux with her divorced mother disappears, especially in the wake of 9/11 when just looking like the enemy is all the justification some people need for so-called patriotic retaliation.
Readers: Young Adult