April 14th, 2009

debslisa

Authorial Intrusion - Neesha Meminger

I’m delighted to host my fellow debut author, Neesha Meminger, today on Authorial Intrusion.

In Shine, Coconut Moon, Samar–a.k.a. Sam–is an Indian-American teenager whose mom has kept her away from her old-fashioned family. It's never bothered Sam, who is busy with school, friends, and a demanding boyfriend. But things change after 9/11. A guy in a turban shows up at Sam's house–and turns out to be her uncle. He wants to reconcile the family and teach Sam about her Sikh heritage. Sam is eager, but when boys attack her uncle, chanting "Go back home, Osama!," Sam realizes she could be in danger–and also discovers how dangerous ignorance is.

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