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Abby Spencer Goes To Bollywood

Title

Abby Spencer Goes To Bollywood

Authors

Varsha Bajaj

Publisher

Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780807563632

Pages

249 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

What thirteen year old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star, in Bollywood! Now she's traveling to Mumbai to get to know her famous father. Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret. But as she learns to navigate her new surroundings, she just might discover where she really belongs.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationship; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Bicultural; Biracial; single mother; bicultural teenager; mixed race; biracial teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Indian / White

Family Formation

separated mother and father

Awards

Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, 2015, Winner, Author (UK,Ireland)
Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction

Keywords

fathers and daughters; India; motion picture actors and actresses; Bollywood; meeting new family

Diversity Impact

direct

Abby Spencer Goes To Bollywood

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