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The Resource Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal

Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal

Label
Blue boy
Title
Blue boy
Statement of responsibility
Rakesh Satyal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Satyal's lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy's transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Twelve-year-old Kiran Sharma's a bit of an outcast: he likes ballet and playing with his mother's makeup. He also reveres his Indian heritage and convinces himself that the reason he's having trouble fitting in is because he's actually the 10th reincarnation of Krishnaji. He plans to come out to the world at the 1992 Martin Van Buren Elementary School talent show, and much of the book revels in his comical preparations as he creates his costume, plays the flute and practices his dance moves to a Whitney Houston song. But as the performance approaches, something strange happens: Kiran's skin begins to turn blue. Satyal writes with a graceful ease, finding new humor in common awkward pre-teen moments and giving readers a delightful and lively young protagonist
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satyal, Rakesh
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.A8935
LC item number
B58 2009
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indian Americans
  • Bildungsromans
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group Guide (p. [269]-272)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9780758231369
System control number
  • ocn276816912
  • (OCoLC)276816912
  • 755849
Label
Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group Guide (p. [269]-272)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9780758231369
System control number
  • ocn276816912
  • (OCoLC)276816912
  • 755849

Library Locations

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