Maya Running by Anjali Banerjee

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Maya Mukherjee doesn’t fit in. She was born in India and her parents moved to Canada when she was a baby. Now it’s the 1970s, and she’s a middle schooler in Manitoba, land of moose and snow. She wants to run on the tundra beneath the Northern Lights, make igloos or snow-angels, see John Travolta, and ride elephants through the Bengal jungle the way her great-grandfather did. Then her gorgeous cousin Pinky comes from India for a visit, bringing a statue of the god Ganesh, the Remover of Obstacles. Maya asks Ganesh to remove all obstacles to her dreams. Like most wishes, it backfires in hilarious and painful ways. Maya must journey across continents to restore the truth and find out who she is.

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Anjali Banerjee lives in Port Orchard, WA.
Published February 8, 2005 by Wendy Lamb Books. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Krishnaswami has a little too much going on here—a subplot involving Maya’s father’s family never develops as thoroughly as it should—but her language is lush and Maya’s observations are piercingly honest.

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“I’m not sure what I’m made for, and I’m not sure how Indian leftovers got into my lunch box.” Though born in India, Maya has grown up in Manitoba, and loves its landscapes and its snow.

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Seeing the world through Maya's eyes is to view things from a new perspective, through layers and layers of culture and expectations.

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