Hey, just letting you know that if your classroom is a member of a Scholastic Reading Club (TAB or ARROW), you can get an exclusive paperback edition of My Basmati Bat Mitzvah for just $5 US. Look for it in the Dec 2014 flyer. https://clubs2.scholastic.com/
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah was named a ‘Highly Commended Book’ for the 2014 South Asia Book Award (SABA). This makes me really happy and proud. 🙂
See the full list of 2014 titles here: http://southasiabookaward.org/2013-award-books/
Congrats to the winners, honorees, and fellow commendees!
So, I started a list on Goodreads called The Canon of Jewish/Indian Books (title is pretty self-explanatory, I think.) Would love if y’all could add to it. I came up with 5, which hardly qualifies as a canon. I bet there are a lot more.
“Almost before I knew it, it was November, and Diwali was here. Meena Auntie’s annual Diwali potluck would be on Saturday, so on Friday Daddy did a trial run of his contribution–potato latkes with tamarind chutney and yogurt sauce. Mum and I pronounced it a huge success, much better than the chana-jor-garam-crusted chicken wings he attempted last Diwali, which in theory should have been delicious but actually were just soggy and awkward to eat.”
—My Basmati Bat Mitzvah, chapter 27
Diwali Tov, everyone!
I mentioned to a young reader at THE INSIDE STORY event at Bank Street Books today, that actually My Basmati Bat Mitvzah is the second book I wrote, but the only one to be published. “Maybe you can take the good parts of the other one and put them inside a real book,” she suggested. I think I will try that.
Karen and Nancy from Kidsmomo joined me on an Indian snack food shopping spree at Kalustyan’s. Funny pictures ensued. PLUS! Video from My Basmati Bat Mitzvah‘s book launch event at BookCourt. AND! A chance to win one of three autographed copies.
This is from the launch event for My Basmati Bat Mitzvah at BookCourt (Brooklyn, NY).
Video courtesy of the lovelies at Kidsmomo