There is a Roti in my Lunchbox
“There is Roti in my lunch box” is a story about Neha, a six-year-old second generation Indian-American girl, who is trying to understand why the food in her lunch box is always so different from what her friends bring.
In her attempt to understand the cultural diversity around, she explores her own complex identity: She expresses her need to feel part of the community she finds herself in, eat the food her friends eat and not feel singled out; but at the same time, she wants to accept and feel pride of her unique cultural heritage.
Age: 5 and up
Number of Pages: 32
Author: Niyati Desai-Kadakia (Author), Shaunak Samvatsar (Illustrator)
Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches