Friday, November 25, 2005

Sunita Speaks French

I got two pieces of good news on Thanksgiving. First, Margaret Woollatt liked my first draft of Sparrow's story! She sent an elaborate, thoughtful editorial response that has me itching to get to the revision. And second, Little Brown informed me that the rights to a French translation of The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen have been purchased. I'm so happy that young girls who are caught between cultures in France will get the chance to meet Sunita. Now I'm sitting by a crackling fire and writing notes to myself about a possible sequel to her story ...

3 comments:

Pooja Makhijani said...

A sequel to Sunita! Woo Hoo!

-Pooja

As black as kohl said...

I look forward to the sequel(s).

Perhaps Sunita Sen marries Michael (or chooses between Ravi & Michael) and has to figure all that out.

I'm a Kolkatta born, Tamil Bangalorean whose cultural crossroads with the west only began at age 18. 10 years later, I'm trying to figure out what kind of parents my Euro-American husband and I will be to our 1st generation children.

Your book was for teens, but it gives me food for thought as a future parent. I also enjoyed Sunita's intelligent, articulate and sensitive family.

Mitali Perkins said...

Those are great ideas, thanks! Parenting bi-racial children is a great adventure, as you have to be SO intentional about things like festivals, manners, traditions, etc. A great resource is mixedmediawatch.com. Thanks for stopping by!