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Children's LiteratureTara's parents are from India but Tara thinks of herself as a "proper" Canadian. Tara is tired of being different, of having her differences pointed out and commented upon. All she really wants is to belong. Then her father's mother, Naniji, comes to stay. Naniji has fought the British during the struggle for independence in India. She is proud of the heritage and culture of her country and is horrified to realize that her grandchildren know nothing of this heritage. Tara resents her grandmother's criticism and resists every attempt on Naniji's part to be friends. But after she hears Naniji's story, Tara realizes that she admires her grandmother and wants to tell everyone her story. Tara uses Naniji's story for her school assignment, little dreaming how drastically this will change her own perceptions and her relationships with people around her. 2001, Henry Holt and Company, Ages 12 up.