Naming Maya

Product Description: Although Maya has done her best to avoid it, she is spending part of her summer in Chennai, India, with her mother, who is trying to sell her grandfather's old house. Soon Maya is drawn into a complicated friendship with the eccentric housekeeper, Kamala Mami, and she is forced to examine the history of her parents' divorce — all the more painful because she believes the trouble began with the choosing of her name. It is only with the help of Kamala Mami and her cousin that Maya is able to see what really happened to her parents and let go of painful memories.

Age Level: 9-12
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux