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The Resource Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal

Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal

Label
Blue boy
Title
Blue boy
Statement of responsibility
Rakesh Satyal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Satyal's lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy's transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Twelve-year-old Kiran Sharma's a bit of an outcast: he likes ballet and playing with his mother's makeup. He also reveres his Indian heritage and convinces himself that the reason he's having trouble fitting in is because he's actually the 10th reincarnation of Krishnaji. He plans to come out to the world at the 1992 Martin Van Buren Elementary School talent show, and much of the book revels in his comical preparations as he creates his costume, plays the flute and practices his dance moves to a Whitney Houston song. But as the performance approaches, something strange happens: Kiran's skin begins to turn blue. Satyal writes with a graceful ease, finding new humor in common awkward pre-teen moments and giving readers a delightful and lively young protagonist
Summary
Kiran, a young son of Indian immigrants, does not fit in with the other Indian children at temple or the children at school, and soon questions if his love for dolls and makeup means he is secretly a Hindu god
Character
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Debut Fiction, 2010.
  • Rainbow List, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
306183
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satyal, Rakesh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indian Americans
  • Coming of age
  • East Indian Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group Guide (p. [269]-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn276816912
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780758231369
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009281907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)276816912
Label
Blue boy, Rakesh Satyal
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group Guide (p. [269]-272)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn276816912
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780758231369
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009281907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)276816912

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