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.


Uma will be speaking at the first Guild Luncheon of the fall season on September 23. For information about attending the luncheon write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She is also speaking at this year's National Book Festival.



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