Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

by Kashmira Sheth


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ISBN-13: 9780786754717
Publisher: Argo-Navis
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

Kashmira Sheth was born in Bhavanger, Gujart, India and immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Sheth attended Iowa State University where she received her B.S. in Microbiology. She is married to a civil engineer and they have two daughters. Sheth is both a scientist and an author. Sheth has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as a microbiologist. In 2012 she will teach at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College. In her free time Sheth teaches Indian dance to children.

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Blue Jasmine 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished this book yet, but it is amazing!! I've read other books by that author, and enjoyed those too.
meggyweg on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I wish this character had sounded more like a real twelve-year-old girl. All the kid characters in the story had this problem -- they all sounded much older than their ages, and they all sounded the same. I mean, what twelve-year-old says things like, "Inside our hearts we were feeling the warmth and light of a new friendship"? I think the story would have done better written in the third person.That said, nine-to-twelves will enjoy this story of a girl transitioning between two cultures. In addition to the typical immigrant problems like learning English, there are also problems in the story like a mean girl at school, and fighting with a cousin, that non-immigrant kids can understand and identify with. I also liked the way colors were used in the story. I get the impression that India is a very colorful place.
dara85 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The story of a 12 year old girl, Seema who leaves India with her parents and little sister to come live in Iowa City, Iowa. There she learns English, American customs and realizes how it feels to "be an outsider".
cassiusclay on LibraryThing 8 months ago
personal response: I enjoyed the distinction and reflection on the differences between Seema's 2 homes as she tries to reconcile her feelings about both. There were times, however, that I felt the thoughts of Seema and her introspection came off a bit too mature for her age. I appreciate the fact that the author is using her own experiences to build Seema's story, but this comes off unnatural for a 12-year old at times, both with the internal and external dialoguegrades 6-8curricular connection:multicultural studiesgroup reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago