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Here’s the cover for my World War I middle grade novel, Stranger on the Home Front, featuring a young Punjabi-American girl whose father is caught up in the Hindu-German Conspiracy trial.

Image description: a young girl holding a newspaper that says WAR!, walking in front of a classroom chalkboard with an American flag over it.

Book description: It’s 1916, and Europe is at war. Yet Margaret Singh, living an entire ocean away in California, is unaffected. Then the United States enters the war against Germany. Suddenly the entire country is up in arms against those who seem “un-American” or speak against the country’s ally, Great Britain. When Margaret’s father is arrested for his ties to the Ghadar Party, a group of Indian immigrants seeking to win India’s independence from Great Britain, Margaret’s own allegiances are called into question. But she was born in America and America itself fought to be freed from British rule. So what does it even mean to be American?

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