I’m from Here Too

Kashmira Sheth's eloquent verse novel follows an Indian American Sikh boy through a year of change, challenges, and growth
  • ISBN: 9781682636060
  • Publication date: 07/02/2024
  • Page Count: 288
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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Description

Kashmira Sheth’s eloquent verse novel follows an Indian American Sikh boy through a year of change, challenges, and growth

Anoop is many things: a brother, a son, a grandson, a friend, a middle school student, and a budding writer. He is also Indian American and Sikh.

When he joins a new class, separated from longtime friends, aspects of his identity—especially his long hair, covered with a patka—draw attention in new and uncomfortable ways. At the same time, his beloved grandfather in India is nearing death, leading Anoop to think about faith and identity and his place in the world, especially as attacks on American Sikhs accelerate and he is reminded of his grandfather’s experiences during Partition.

Can the tenets of his faith—equality, justice, service, honesty—help Anoop navigate life? Can he even maintain them?

Author/Illustrator

Kashmira Sheth

Author

Kashmira Sheth was born in India and came to the US when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. She is the author of several picture books and middle grade and young adult novels. She lives in Virginia.

Reviews

“[A] moving verse novel . . . Sheth evocatively explains Sikhism in this compassionate story in which characters combat hate with reason.”—Publishers Weekly

An informative coming-of-age journey.”—Kirkus Reviews

More Details

BISAC 1: JUV074000 Juvenile Fiction – Diversity & Multicultural
BISAC 2: JUV039060 Juvenile Fiction – Social Themes – Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV013000 Juvenile Fiction – Family – General (See Also Headings Under Social Themes)