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Embrace the Chicken

Written & illustrated by Mahtab Narsimhan
Published by Orca Book Publisher
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Even though she only left Mumbai a few months ago, Shivani isn’t feeling like such an outsider anymore. She likes her new school. She finally has a best friend. But when her mother volunteers for the school’s annual fundraiser, Shivani is sure she will completely embarrass her. Especially if she cooks one of the “stinky” dishes that Shivani loves but is too ashamed to eat in front of her friends. On the day of the fair, the moment Shivani walks into the gym she knows her worst fears have come true: the unmistakable scent of Indian spices is in the air. But then she sees that dozens of people are lined up at her mom’s stall. It’s the most popular one!

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Mahtab Narsimhan

<p><strong>Mahtab Narsimhan</strong> is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including <em>Mission Mumbai</em>, <em>The Tiffin</em> and <em>The Third Eye</em>, which won the Silver Birch Award. Mahtab lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, son and golden retriever. For more information, visit</p>

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