Creative Writing at The New School

Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.

51QJctK+APLMargaret K. McElderry Books, 2010

Barnes & Noble: "Sixteen-year-old Samar—aka Sam—is an Indian American-teenager whose mom has kept her away from her old-fashioned family. It’s never bothered Sam, who is busy with school, friends, and a demanding boyfriend. But things change after 9/11. A guy in a turban shows up at Sam’s house—and turns out to be her uncle. He wants to reconcile the family and teach Sam about her Sikh heritage. She is eager to learn, but when boys attack her uncle, shouting 'Go home Osama!' Sam realizes she could be in danger—and just how dangerous ignorance is."