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0786818556 03 02 0786818557 03 9780786818556 15 9780786818556 14 09780786818556 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>Blue Jasmine</b203> 15 9780786818556 A01 Kashmira Sheth Sheth, Kashmira Kashmira Sheth 01 eng 192 JUV000000 10 JUV044000 02 11 03 4 04 7 18 03 9 04 12 01 When twelve-year-old Seema Trivedi learns that she and her family must move from their small Indian town to Iowa City, she realizes she'll have to say good-bye to the purple-jeweled mango trees and sweet-smelling jasmine, to the monsoon rains and the bustling market. More important, she must leave behind her best friend and cousin, Raju. Everything is different in Iowa City, where Seema feels like an outsider to the language and traditions. As she begins to plant roots in the foreign soil, however, her confidence starts to bloom, and she learns she can build a bridge between two homes. With lyrical language and poignant scenes, Kashmira Sheth unearths the meaning of "home" and "family" in this tender debut novel. Kashmira Sheth's own experiences as a teenager who moved by herself from India to America inspired her to write this novel. She is a microbiologist and lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.]]


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Immigrants -- Fiction.
East Indian Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- India -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Iowa City (Iowa) -- Fiction.