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Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger [in Bloomsbury Review]

Shine, Coconut MoonFour 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.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2009

Readers: Young Adult

Published: 2009


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