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    The Sunita Experiment (READ) Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Mitali Perkins Mitali Perkins ¹ 4 characters Perhaps it is merely because I loved the last book I read Elijah of Buxton so much but The Not So Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen di

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    The Sunita Experiment (READ) Mitali Perkins ¹ 4 characters Read & Download The Sunita Experiment Sunita Sen is an 8th grade girl whose grandparents come to visit from India Sunita has a hard time adjusting to their visit and to the impact that their visit has on her and her mother She can only see the bad in

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    The Sunita Experiment (READ) I read this book so long ago so I hope to re read it next year I gave it five stars because growing up I remember reading this book over and over and over again It took me forever to find it because I couldn't remember the title

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    The Sunita Experiment (READ) Mitali Perkins ¹ 4 characters Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Mitali Perkins Sunita Sen 13 is a typical California teenager who likes to play tennis eat pizza do well in school and really likes Michael Morrison with whom she has just spent the summer She also has a best friend since first g

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    The Sunita Experiment (READ) I'm a bit hesitant on this one Firstly I'm sure someone out there would read this and see parts of themselves reflected back For people outside

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    The Sunita Experiment (READ) Solid contemporary—or well contemporary mid '90s which is when this one first pubbed—about 14 year old Sunita Sen who suddenly has to navigate some serious cross cultural waters when her grandparents come over from India for an extended visit Her main antagonist is rather two dimensional but overall it's a nice easy

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    Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Mitali Perkins Mitali Perkins ¹ 4 characters The Sunita Experiment (READ) The Sen family moved to California uite a few years ago from India However it's when Sunita's grandparents come for an extended visit that her mother reverts back to many Bengali customs that the family has not kept up with For Sunita that throws her life into chaos as she feels separated from her mom because of the sudden change It also ca

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    Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Mitali Perkins The Sunita Experiment (READ) Mitali Perkins ¹ 4 characters I usually like stories of people overcoming their trepidation about their cultural background but this was of a middle grade novel than I'd expected Strangely it reminded me of a book I haven't read in at least ten years Rani and th

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    Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Mitali Perkins Mitali Perkins ¹ 4 characters The Sunita Experiment (READ) Read for an American Literature course This was just okay Tolerable It’s a tale of an India girl being insecure about her identity and is even so embarrassed when her grandparents come to visit for a year Her

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    Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Mitali Perkins Mitali Perkins ¹ 4 characters Read & Download The Sunita Experiment The year in the life of Sunita Sen is an interesting tale of adolescence teenage friendships and searching for identity Mitali Perkins presents a season of awkwardness for Sunni heightened by the arrival of her maternal grandparents

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The Sunita Experiment

The Sunita Experiment characters Ò 104 D Should she hide her heritage and be like everyone else or can she find a way to embrace it Originally published in 1993 as The Sunita Experiment this touching yet light hearted tale is back in print in hard and soft cover with a snappy new title a spectacular jacket design and a reader's guid Read for an American Literature course This was just okay Tolerable It s a tale of an India girl being insecure about her identity and is even so embarrassed when her grandparents come to visit for a year Her household is turn upside down and she must navigate who she is with while she thinks she should be The story is slow and character driven Characters are easy to like but the main character is simply annoying I believe she was written to be so that is not what bothered me about the novel Mostly what I was hoping for was outside forces making Sunita feel inferior but there were none And maybe that was the point Maybe the overall moral is that no one is a bigger critic of you than you I think this would be a great story for someone in their eerily teens but for me a 26 year old I just found it to be okay

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The Sunita Experiment characters Ò 104 As Indian culture continues to curry the movies music and literature of American culture the time is perfect to re introduce this Indian themed novel about a young girl's heart felt attempt to straddle her two worlds Like any other eighth grader smart and spunky Sunita Sen just wants to fit in Perhaps it is merely because I loved the last book I read Elijah of Buxton so much but The Not So Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen did not arouse the type of churning emotions and thoughts I ve come to associate with good novels I did like it but I did not feel that it was a must readAlthough not of South Asian heritage I as a Southeast Asian American feel that my upbringing shares much with Sunita s including familycommunity centered values crazy grandparent visits the permanent smell of ethnic food cooking a European American boy crush and of course the difficulty of reconciling mainstream American culture with that of your parents native country However for some reason Mitali Perkins s novel stirred resistance in me Although the novel should feel authentic to me because it has been written by an author who like her main character was born in India and grew up in California Sunita Sen seemed to me similar to novels I read as a junior high girl and resented about 15 or 2nd generation children written by European Americans several generations removed from their immigrating ancestors I acknowledge that many stereotypes especially of the 15 2 generation experience are based on common experiencetruth but Perkins s novel felt stereotypical to me insofar as being embarrassed by her family s blatant displays of Indian ness fearing her family s nonacceptance of a white boy friend desire to wear makeup etc A large reason that I felt that these topics were stereotypical is probably because Sunita Sen lacks the emotional and situational complexity that I ve been craving since I was a little girl which I think is a result of Perkins s writing style and structure The novel has a standard nearly palpable plot line I could nearly see the line being drawn in my head of the rising action climax and denouement with perhaps a few other blips Further I felt that Perkins s writing told us about the emotions and situations rather than conveying them in subtle ways Because of these reasons as well as because everything is wrapped up neatly at the end Sunita Sen fails to communicate the complexity of cultural identity and family dynamics To me this novel primarily approached multicultural children s literature with the message of affirming and accepting diversity a positive message but which in conjunction with the emotional and situational simplicity may give the wrong message that true understanding of cultural differences and their impacts on past and present society may easily be achieved with the tourist s conception of multiculturalism Hade td in Cai p 8 These are the primary reasons for which I would not recommend The Not So Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen generally Some might say that I am being too harsh on the novel and I would agree in some respects because the novel is supposed to be light hearted simple and for middle school readers instead of a heavy work which have an important place in children s literature children shouldn t always be reading issue laden depressing books However I would argue that there are or should be novels out there that are lighter and deal with similar issues as Sunita Sen in a better written novel because as we ve seen in Elijah of Buxton it is possible to deal with myriad issues but maintain a balance between seriousness and light heartedness I do acknowledge that the existence of such a novel has the potential to positively impact many children struggling with bi or multi cultural identity because children might be relieved that there is finally a novel showing someone like me On the other hand I look forward to the day after which we can pick and choose the best Indian 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Build A Foam Boat (English Edition) to me insofar as being embarrassed by her family s blatant displays of Indian ness fearing her family s nonacceptance of a white boy friend desire A Preppers View of Societal Collapse to wear makeup etc A large reason Paper Wonderland that I felt All About the Boy that Night Shift Midnight Texas #3 these Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities Current Issues and Strategies topics were stereotypical is probably because Sunita Sen lacks Street Art - Les 20 plus grands artistes livrent leurs secrets the emotional and situational complexity What Dogs Teach Us 2018 Wall Calendar that I ve been craving since I was a little girl which I The Executive Guide to Call Center Metrics think is a result of Perkins s writing style and structure The novel has a standard nearly palpable plot line I could nearly see يوميات طبيب نفسي the line being drawn in my head of Ghost of a Chance Blackwell series #1 the rising action climax and denouement with perhaps a few other blips Further I felt Beautiful Dream that Perkins s writing Know Your Ships 2018: Field Guide to Boats & Boatwatching Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway told us about Threads of Life A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle the emotions and situations rather On Divination than conveying Moving PicturesMoving Sculptures them in subtle ways Because of Puzzle these reasons as well as because everything is wrapped up neatly at Promise of the Spirit the end Sunita Sen fails Ordine și Haos Mit și magie în cultura tradițională româneasca to communicate Ukleta zemlja the complexity of cultural identity and family dynamics To me Mutterzunge this novel primarily approached multicultural children s literature with Trapped In a Masonic World the message of affirming and accepting diversity a positive message but which in conjunction with Philosophies of Nature After Schelling (Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy) the emotional and situational simplicity may give The Greater Good the wrong message Exxonmobil Power Industrys Titan that Jasper Johns Gray Art Institute of Chicago true understanding of cultural differences and Red Cat White Cat their impacts on past and present society may easily be achieved with Introduction to Electric Circuits the Belonging A Culture of Place tourist s conception of multiculturalism Hade L'Adversaire by Emmanuel Carrere (2010-07-08) td in Cai p 8 These are S'aimer enfin ! : Un chemin initiatique pour retrouver l'essentiel the primary reasons for which I would not recommend The Not So Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen generally Some might say The Inexplicable Sky that I am being Storm Riders too harsh on Dream-weaver the novel and I would agree in some respects because Canadian Democracy the novel is supposed Canadian Democracy to be light hearted simple and for middle school readers instead of a heavy work which have an important place in children s literature children shouldn Robert & Nathan Vocabulaire anglais contemporain t always be reading issue laden depressing books However I would argue Karaindha Nizhalgal Tamil Edition that Motorcycles on the Move (Lightning Bolt Books) there are or should be novels out On the Bus there On the Bus that are lighter and deal with similar issues as Sunita Sen in a better written novel because as we ve seen in Elijah of Buxton it is possible Ruhm Ein Roman in neun Geschichten to deal with myriad issues but maintain a balance between seriousness and light heartedness I do acknowledge The First Named that Taming The Flood the existence of such a novel has Bound At Home (First Time BDSM Erotica) the potential Gimnasia Cerebral (Improve, Enter) to positively impact many children struggling with bi or multi cultural identity because children might be relieved Breaking Down Breaking #1 that Badeh e Eshgh there is finally a novel showing someone like me On Principles of Sociology the other hand I look forward Twice In a Lifetime to La guía para las Personas Altamente Sensibles the day after which we can pick and choose The Millennials Quarter Life Crisis the best Indian American experience books One Thing Led to Another to read and share with others rather Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine than merely being grateful Esquisse d'Une Histoire Du Goût Musical En France Au Xviiie Siècle (Classic Reprint) that one exists

Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Mitali Perkins

The Sunita Experiment characters Ò 104 She feels she's doing pretty well especially as her friendship with the school's tennis star starts to blossom into something But when Sunita's grandparents come from India to stay with her family her lifestyle changes and Sunita suddenly becomes aware of identity issues she's never before face Sunita Sen 13 is a typical California teenager who likes to play tennis eat pizza do well in school and really likes Michael Morrison with whom she has just spent the summer She also has a best friend since first grade Liz Grayson and a riva for Michael s affections the very flirty LeAnn Schaeffer Oh yes and Sunita is an Indian American who has really not given a lot of thought to her Indian heritage That is until her grandparents Dadu and Didu arrived from Kolkata for a year long visit with Sunita and her familySuddenly her professor mother goes from wearing tailored suits and silk shirts to wearing sarees a red dot on her forehead and red powder stripe in her hair to indicate she is married She even uits her university job for a year to stay home and cook Indian food for her family And when she tells Sunita no boys in the house not even to play ping pong in the basement she apparently drives Michael right into the arms of LeAnn Sunita has cut herself off from Michael anyway not wanting to tell him about her grandparents and thinking he wouldn t like her Indian familyAs her grandparents settle into the Sen household Dadu decides to plant an elaborate garden of flowers and vegetables in the backyard while Didu becomes hooked on American soap operas in particular one called Endless Hope even deciding to participate in the Endless Hope Plot Solution Contest this is a very funny side storylineBut as time goes on and Sunita misses Michael and resents his apparent attraction to LeAnn and as she watches her mother s attempt to be the perfect Indian daughter for her parents she becomes angrier and angrier and begins to withdraw from everyone Can Sunita learn how to happily be both Indian and AmericanThe Not So Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen is what I like to think of as a journey or process novel The single event her grandparent s visit that brings on the conflict of cultures that Sunita feels is the start of her journey towards understanding who she is And Sunita is an interesting character At first she is somewhat bratty pouting getting angry and even lashing out at home and school totally stunning her parents when she finally angrily tells her mother what she thinks of everything But the beauty of coming of age novels it that there is generally definite positive growth for the main character and Sunita certainly does growsSunita seems to epitomize the dilemma of adolescents who are standing between cultures and feeling like they must choose one over the other Feeling confused lost and alone she turns to her grandfather for company gradually realizing how very wise he is about human nature so that ironically it takes this visit from her Indian grandparents to teach Sunita how to embrace both culturesOriginal 1993 CoverI really liked The Not So Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen It takes a serious topic and handles it with a nice measure of respect seriousness and humor And along the way the reader learns a good bit about Indian culture and customs And I loved the way Perkins has treated the intergenerational theme I thought they were realistically drawn avoiding the kind of grandparent stereotypes so common in a three generation householdIt was originally published under the title The Sunita Experiment in 1993 and I believe it is Mitali Perkins s debut novel I thought that Perkins did a phenomenal job capturing Sunita s personality and her conflicted feelings about her heritage I read this on the heels of Born Confused Bombay Blues and a few other current books about Indians or Indian Americans and I felt that even though this came out 23 years ago it doesn t feel at all dated except that no one has a cell phone Actually the only thing I didn t like was Sunita s daydreaming scenes related to her favorite movie Casablanca Even though I got the significance of them in terms of her awakening awareness of how other cultures are presented in movies and books I still felt it interfered with the narrative flow but not to the point that I wouldn t still highly recommend this book to readersThis book is recommended for readers age 11This book was purchased for my personal libraryThis review was originally posted on Randomly Reading On Divination the school's Moving PicturesMoving Sculptures tennis star starts Puzzle to blossom into something But when Sunita's grandparents come from India Promise of the Spirit to stay with her family her lifestyle changes and Sunita suddenly becomes aware of identity issues she's never before face Sunita Sen 13 is a Ordine și Haos Mit și magie în cultura tradițională româneasca typical California Ukleta zemlja teenager who likes Mutterzunge to play Trapped In a Masonic World tennis eat pizza do well in school and really likes Michael Morrison with whom she has just spent Philosophies of Nature After Schelling (Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy) the summer She also has a best friend since first grade Liz Grayson and a riva for Michael s affections The Greater Good the very flirty LeAnn Schaeffer Oh yes and Sunita is an Indian American who has really not given a lot of Exxonmobil Power Industrys Titan thought Jasper Johns Gray Art Institute of Chicago to her Indian heritage That is until her grandparents Dadu and Didu arrived from Kolkata for a year long visit with Sunita and her familySuddenly her professor mother goes from wearing Red Cat White Cat tailored suits and silk shirts Introduction to Electric Circuits to wearing sarees a red dot on her forehead and red powder stripe in her hair Belonging A Culture of Place to indicate she is married She even uits her university job for a year L'Adversaire by Emmanuel Carrere (2010-07-08) to stay home and cook Indian food for her family And when she S'aimer enfin ! : Un chemin initiatique pour retrouver l'essentiel tells Sunita no boys in The Inexplicable Sky the house not even Storm Riders to play ping pong in Dream-weaver the basement she apparently drives Michael right into Canadian Democracy the arms of LeAnn Sunita has cut herself off from Michael anyway not wanting Canadian Democracy to Robert & Nathan Vocabulaire anglais contemporain tell him about her grandparents and Karaindha Nizhalgal Tamil Edition thinking he wouldn Motorcycles on the Move (Lightning Bolt Books) t like her Indian familyAs her grandparents settle into On the Bus the Sen household Dadu decides On the Bus to plant an elaborate garden of flowers and vegetables in Ruhm Ein Roman in neun Geschichten the backyard while Didu becomes hooked on American soap operas in particular one called Endless Hope even deciding The First Named to participate in Taming The Flood the Endless Hope Plot Solution 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  • Paperback
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  • The Sunita Experiment
  • Mitali Perkins
  • English
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9780316734530