Roundtable Reading: The Samosa Rebellion by Shanthi Sekaran

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Reading led by

    Sumita Soni, third-grade teacher, Berkeley Unified School District

Before his grandmother moved from India to the island of Mariposa, Muki Krishnan’s life was good. Now he has to share his bedroom with Paati, his grandmother, who snores like a bulldozer and wakes him up at dawn to do yoga. But Paati’s arrival coincides with bigger changes in Mariposa, where recent immigrants are eventually singled out for deportation. When Paati is detained, Muki and his friends devise an escape that connects them to a secret rebellion, and requires a lot of sneakiness. Most of all, Muki learns to stop blending in and start speaking up for what’s right.

About Roundtable Reading

At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up promptly at 2 o’clock, ready to read!

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