When You Ask Me Where I'm Going


The six sections of the book explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn’t always hear her, telling the story of Kiran as she flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while living undocumented in North America. You can continue this story in the follow-up book, If I Tell You the Truth.

Culture/Community: Indian / Indian American
Themes for Middle Grade/YA: Sexual Violence
Genre: Poetry
Format: Novel in Verse
Age Level: Young Adult
Book Series: Immigrant Stories