Recommended by Vina Vekria (@VVekria)
Form and genre: Prose novel
Length: 170 pages
Summary: Journey of an orphaned boy in Mumbai trying to find his birth mother using the tiffin delivery service. My students love it!
Age recommendation and challenging content: Child abuse – protagonist is hit by carer. Hints of sexual exploitation but students often miss it. Recommended for year 7.
Notable reasons for recommending this book: Bildungsdroman, good for teaching narrative voice. Themes of family, friendship and belonging