… and everyone stares. What is THAT?
There is roti in my lunch box.
I love to eat roti and vegetables at home, but no one at school knows anything about rotis.
Everyone starts laughing. They all call my food funny.
I never want roti for lunch again.
Neha’s character is a part of many American households. It is the story of a perceptive and sensitive young child caught between two cultures, and of parents trying to help her craft an identity that is whole and complete. This book touches on issues not typically addressed in picture books, and fills an important void in children’s literature for this group of children who are particularly vulnerable to feeling marginalized and different.