Best Books: Mrs. Cindy Dell

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Introducing Cindy Dell of the Special Education Department and her favorite book, Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. She thought Lucky Boy was an “amazing story of perseverance, struggle, and devotion.”

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Synopsis on Goodreads.com:

“A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. Solimar Castro Valdez is eighteen and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin’s doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant…But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American identity, Soli learns that when you have just one precious possession, you guard it with your life…”

“Kavya Reddy has always followed her heart, much to her parents’ chagrin. A mostly contented chef… the unexpected desire to have a child descends like a cyclone in Kavya’s mid-thirties. When she can’t get pregnant, this desire will test her marriage, it will test her sanity, and it will set Kavya and her husband, Rishi, on a collision course with Soli, when she is detained and her infant son comes under Kavya’s care…”

Find out more about Lucky Boy on Goodreads here.