Tanuja Desai Didier

Bookworm Central was delighted to have the opportunity to bring Tanuja Desai Didier, award-winning author of two YA novels, to Potomac Senior High School to meet with the Lunch Bunch Book Club on November 21.. Tanuja talked about her earlier book, Born Confused, in which a young 17-tea-old girl, Dimple Lala – born in the US, but of Indian heritage – tries to figure out who she is and where she belongs. When she’s with her American friends, she doesn’t feel “American” enough, but neither does she feel “Indian” enough when she’s with Indian-born Indians. Tanuja talked about her own upbringing in which she faced many of the same issues as her main character. Book club students were enthralled with her presentation, hanging on every word, and full of great questions at the end of the presentation.

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