Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Book Giveaway: My Basmati Bat Mitzvah



My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
by Paula J. Freedman
Amulet
2013
256 pages

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From the publisher's website:

Praise for My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
"In my opinion, My Basmati Bat Mitzvah shows that everyone is different in their own way and some get the advantage of being culturally diverse. I rate the book 5 stars!"
—Shivani Desai, age 13

STARRED REVIEW
"The latest spunky heroine of South Asian–Jewish heritage to grace middle-grade fiction, Tara Feinstein, 12, charms readers from the get-go in this strong, funny debut."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Tara’s inquisitiveness, openness, and determination to chart her own path stand out in this warm story of family, faith and the ways people are unique yet intertwined."
—Publishers Weekly

"With a conversational and authentic tween voice, Tara invites readers into her world as she explores the larger issues of faith, compassion, and tradition while confronting the awkwardness that is puberty—her questions regarding God are poignant and relatable while her opinions on training bras are simply spot-on..."
—The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books

"Authors often mention but then shrink from exploring in depth their characters’ mixed religious heritage; it’s a sensitive subject that demands close scrutiny. Freedman bucks that trend, avoiding didacticism by portraying broader issues through Tara’s personality and unique circumstances. As Tara learns in this skillful exploration, an important source of her special strengths—questioning spirit, empathy and strong ethical compass—is her mixed heritage."
—The Jewish Daily Forward

I have TEN free ARCs of this title up for grabs! Yes, that's right; TEN winners this time. Simply post a comment to the blog. Please include your first name, city, state, and email contact. Deadline for posts is Tuesday, November 5 at noon MST. Winners are chosen randomly by Randomizer. Winners will be notified the afternoon of November 5. Please check your emails on that date and time. Winners have 24 hours to respond to my email. Books will ship from New York courtesy of Amulet and Laura.

Good luck, and start posting! Pamela

14 comments:

  1. Jenni
    Hayward, CA
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  2. I have several students who would love this!

    Mary
    San Marcos, CA
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  3. Yes, a perfect middle school book!
    Terrie
    Pasadena,TX
    thinojosa@pasadenaisd.org

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  4. This would be a great addition to our collection.
    Terry
    Brewer, ME
    tholyoke@breweredu.org

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  5. This looks so great!

    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury (MA) Public Schools
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  6. Looks like a great book!

    Joleen Waltman
    Aberdeen High School
    waltmaj@aberdeen58.org

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  7. We can always use a book that appeals to the few Jewish kids in our school and others who want to learn more about the religion.

    David
    New Milford, CT
    bilmesd@newmilfordps.org

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  8. Sounds like a nice multicultural addition.

    Heidi
    Logan, Utah
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  9. Sounds great!

    Janet
    Dover, AR
    janet.kanady@doverschools.net

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  10. We would love to win one.
    Sandra
    Copperas Cove, TX
    Sandracarswell@hotmail.com

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  11. Thanks for Supporting reading :-)
    Rachel
    Bangor, PA
    albornra@bangorsd.org

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  12. Thanks for supplying these giveaways. They always seem to be so interesting.

    Heidi Lewis
    Guinyard-Butler Middle School
    779 Allen Street
    Barnwell, SC 29812

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  13. Great addition to our library. Thanks.

    Doreen
    Yorba Linda, CA
    dmccann@pylusd.org

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  14. Our large Indian population would love this title!
    Nili Resnick
    New Hyde Park, NY
    nresnick@sewanhaka.k12.ny.us

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