The Samosa Rebellion

Written by Shanthi Sekaran

Life on the island of Mariposa is quiet and beautiful. Many flock here to make a better life. Muki’s parents were one of those families. They work hard running a shop and selling their Indian specialty, samosas. Muki is enjoying his quiet life trying to fade into the background, when his life gets turned upside-down. The country he loves has decided that those that do not have family living there for generations are “moths,” while those that do are “butterflies.” Muki is a moth and his family gets targeted to be sent to a detainment camp, then sent to another country. Muki and his friends find they have the power to change history and save their beloved island.

This story is beautiful and moving. It reminds us all that it doesn’t matter where our family comes from, we can have something to give. We all have a voice, it is how we use that voice that can bring change for good or bad.

Reviewed by Lacey Terry, Media Clerk, Neil Armstrong Academy Library
Review shared in May 2022
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8

The Samosa Rebellion
Written by Shanthi Sekaran
Katherine Tegen Books
341 pages
Release Date: September 21, 2021
ISBN: 9780063051539
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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