Blue Jasmine

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Kashmira Sheth
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
Argo-Navis
ISBN:
978-0786754717
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

When twelve-year-old Seema and her family move from their small Indian town to Iowa City, Seema feels like an outsider to the language and traditions and must cope with the unfamiliarity of a new school system and the hostility of an intolerant classmate. As she begins to plant roots in the foreign soil, however, Seema’s confidence starts to bloom, she learns the coping skills necessary to deal with the antagonistic classmate and discovers that she can build a bridge between two homes.

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