The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami, Illustrated by Abigail Halpin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 2011). Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh. (Grade 6 & up)
Award Status: Highly Commended, 2012
Author: Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrator: Abigail Halpin
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