Discussion Guide: Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani

Discussion Guide: Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani

Discussion Guide: Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani


Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani
Ages 10-14
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Grab some coins for the jukebox, and get ready for a colorful, time-traveling, musical tale about family and courage.

A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen’s only clues to her father’s abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both turn to the jukebox which starts…glowing?

Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the jukebox sends them through decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? This time-bending magical mystery tour invites readers to take the ride of their lives for a coming-of-age adventure.

Praise for Jukebox:

★ “[…]A fun, heartfelt time-travel adventure of two girls in search of connection.” —Bookliststarred review

“With a rich color palette, vivid historical details, and funny rapport between the cousins, Chanani (Pashmina) writes a love letter to music through the decades, visually twining the albums with important historical events.” —Publishers Weekly

Chanani’s illustrations of the family’s San Francisco neighborhood as well as the historical settings are delightfully colorful and vibrant […] captivating and lyrical.” —Kirkus

“[…]Heavy woes are wrapped in dance sequences, witty dialogue, and loads of Pocky that lift this graphic novel into an airy adventure that begs repeat readings.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books