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My Basmati Bat Mitzvah

By: Paula J. Freedman

Contemporary Fiction

Tara Feinstein’s decision to celebrate her bat mitzvah is making her life really complicated. What would her beloved Nanaji say? Does she really believe in God? And why is her best friend Ben-o acting so weird around her?

Ages: 10+

272 pages


Average Rating: (3 Ratings)

Pretty good
Submitted 11/5/2017 by Kitten

I read this book from my school library. It was pretty good, but not the best. It's about a girl who's Indian and Jewish and wants to have a bat mitzvah, but runs into some problems. It reminded me of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, another PJ Our Way book.

Im not saying its a bad book...
Submitted 11/2/2017 by LEMONBEAR

This book was just OK

It seems like a good book with a GREAT idea (Indian-Jewish) but the whole Ben-O thing kind of threw it off. It is good though..

I read this book in one day!
Submitted 11/1/2017 by NationalDT

Thumbs up!

I liked this book because it was interesting to learn about another culture. It also showed that you can be more than one thing at once.
by Lia, age 11

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Paula J. Freedman

Author of My Basmati Bat Mitzvah

Paula J. Freedman worked for a children’s publisher for nine years and designs websites for publishers, but until My Basmati Bat Mitzvah she was never published herself. Paula likes knitting and has two parrots. She lives in New York City and London.

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