The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami

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Dini is back from India—with Bollywood star Dolly in tow! But life in the States isn’t all rose petal milk shakes…

Dini and Maddie, very best friends, are back in the same country at the same time! Better still, Dolly Singh, the starriest star in all of Bollywood, is in America too. Dini’s only just returned from India, and already life is shaping up to be as delicious as a rose petal milk shake. Perfect. Then why can’t she untie the knot in her stomach? Because so much can go wrong when a big star like Dolly is in town. All Dini has to do is make sure Dolly has everything she needs, from a rose petal milk shake to her lost passport to…a parade? And an elephant?

Uh-oh… It’s time to think. What Would Dolly Do? If Dini can’t figure it out, Dolly might take matters into her own hands—and that will surely lead to the biggest mess of all!

Uma Krishnaswami has concocted a delicious sequel to her multiple star–reviewed The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, which Kirkus Reviews called “a delightful romp.”

About Uma Krishnaswami

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Uma Krishnaswami has written many highly acclaimed children's books, from picture books to middle-grade readers to retellings of classic tales and myths. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and is an active blogger. She lives in Aztec, New Mexico. Nasrin Khosravi (1950-2010) was a world-renowned Iranian artist who illustrated more than thirty-five books for children.
Published August 13, 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 288 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Best friends Dini and Maddie and Bollywood movie star Dolly Singh, from Krishnaswami's The Grand Plan to Fix Everything (2011), return for a breathless dance through Washington, D.C.

May 22 2013 | Read Full Review of The Problem with Being Slight...

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The honesty, humor, intelligence and wisdom inherent in her story make this a perfect book for anyone who wants to know what it is like to have autism. And, it should be essential reading for all of us who wish to be better humans.         .

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