Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eleven YA books from the South Asian diaspora

Sona Charaipotra is a New York City-based writer and editor with more than a decade’s worth of experience in print and online media. At the BN Teen blog she tagged eleven YA books about South Asian "brown girls dreaming (and scheming!)," including:
Chainbreaker, by Tara Sim

This sequel to Sim’s clockstopping debut fantasy, Timekeeper, takes clock mechanic Danny further into unknown territory as the clocks in India begin to fail, requiring an intervention of epic proportions. Here, Sim explores more about identity and culture, putting a strain on Danny and Colton’s budding relationship, and letting Maya connect with her Indian roots as they undergo a perilous journey. Vivid worldbuilding, rich mythology and deep emotional conflicts mark this satisfying sequel.
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