Blue Boy

Blue Boy

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Kensington, c2009.
ISBN: 9780758231369
0758231369
Call Number: SATYAL
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Bildungsromans.
Hinduism -- Fiction.
East Indian Americans -- Fiction.

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multcolib_susannel Jul 26, 2016

Not Indian enough for his relatives and not American enough for his school mates, Kiran Sharma wonders if he might have more in common with Krishna...

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