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Description - My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paul Freedman

Perfect for the tween audience who loved My Summer in Pink & Green, this delightful debut novel is the humorous story of Tara Feinstein, a twelve-year-old New Yorker with a Jewish father and an Indian mother. During the fall leading up to her Bat Mitzvah, Tara has a lot more than her Torah portion on her mind. Between study sessions with the rabbi, Tara deals with jealous best friends, Robotics club, a ruined heirloom sari, dress fittings, a shoplifting incident and the various expectations of both sides of her family. Amidst all this drama, Tara questions what it means to have a Bat Mitzvah and deals with her own doubts about her faith. With the cross-cultural charm of Bend It Like Beckham, this is a classic coming-of-age story and young romance with universal appeal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781419708060
ISBN-10: 1419708066
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 145mm x 23mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Amulet Books
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul Freedman

Paula J. Freedman has spent most of her career in digital media, producing multimedia websites for advertising agency clients, publishers, and television networks. She has a Master of Science degree in Publishing from Pace University, New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was at for nine years before she took off to write and now works part-time in A&E Television Network's digital media group to support her writing habit. She lives with a husband and two parrots in New York City. This is her first novel.

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