American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2021). In this gripping coming of age story, Indian-American teenager, Rani, must decide whether to be drawn into a dysfunctional relationship with her first love, Oliver, or stay true to who she is and where she comes from. (Grades 10-12)
Award Status: Honorable Mention
Author: Anuradha D. Rajurkar
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