Abby Spencer Goes To Bollywood

Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood Book CoverThirteen-year-old biracial Abby Spencer, who lives in Houston, discovers that her long lost father is Bollywood’s biggest movie star. She is spunky and adventurous. She thinks in rhyme and has an imaginary string quartet in her head. Her journey to Mumbai to meet her father is entertaining and also an eye-opening experience about modern Indian culture. Smoothly integrated into this fun story are descriptions of India- colors, sounds, dress, foods; Hindi phrases; Indian history; and the contrast between the extreme poverty in India and the glamorous life of a Bollywood superstar. She connects with her wonderful father and even meets a cute boy. This sweet, quick read mixes literature, geography, cultural diversity, and reveals Abby’s zest for life. mjw
Title: Abby Spencer Goes To Bollywood
Author: Varsha Bajaj
: Albert Whitman & Company
: 2014
Original language
: English
: 978-0-8075-6363-2
Hardcover pages
: 256
Age range
: 9-13
: Contemporary realistic fiction
Book setting
: Mumbai, India
Author’s ethnicity
: Indian
Author’s residence
: United States
: Bollywood, Fathers and daughters, India, Motion picture actors and actresses, South Central Asia

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