From Sarah Weeks, award-winning author of Pie (2011), and debut author Gita Varadarajan, comes Save Me a Seat; a powerful and poignant story about two boys—one white and one Indian American—as they struggle to navigate middle school, family, and friendships while discovering they have more in common than either could have imagined.
Why we like it: Ravi’s family has just moved to America from India. He excelled in school in India and is struggling to fit in at school in America. There is a glossary of words that each of the main characters use in the back of the book and also two recipes. Told in the two alternating voices of the main characters, this contemporary, realistic school story is sure to strike a chord with everyone who has ever been the new kid at school, of a different culture, dealt with a school bully, or simply needed a friend.