Uma Krishnaswami brings us The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, the story of 11-year-old Dini’s move away from Takoma Park, Maryland, and her best friend Maddie to live in a tiny village in India.
Both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly gave The Grand Plan starred reviews:
“Full of references to Bollywood movie traditions and local customs, this is a delightful romp with a fresh setting and a distinctive and appealing main character.” Kirkus
“Krishnaswami perfectly captures movie-star infatuation, best-friendship, geographical displacement, and youthful determination in this exuberant blend of American tween life and Indian village culture.” Publishers Weekly
"A Grand Plan, a grand read! A modern-day fairy tale whose crazy threads tie up perfectly in the end. Truly a delight!” Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award-winning author of A Single Shard
Look for an activity guide, more reviews, more books by Uma AND an exuberant trailer on Uma’s website.