Selena Gonzalez is a short, thin tenth grader with physical disabilities and a reluctance to interact with her peers. When tragedy strikes, her teacher finds a gift from Selena that prompts her to question everything.
Within seven short tales, Krishna Chaudhuri Mukhopadhyay explores the beautiful minds of children through diverse characters facing a variety of challenges in life. In a gymnasium where teachers are handing out report cards to students and their parents, one of the teachers notices a parent and girl sitting by themselves. When the girl and her mother approach the teacher’s desk at the end of the night, she soon learns that it may be up to her to rescue a former student from an unthinkable fate. As two families reside next to each other in a neighborhood, their children happily play together without any idea that a chain of events is about to unfold that will make them realize that true friendships can endure even the most tragic of circumstances.
Born in Heaven is a collection of short stories that explores experiences and thoughts of young people as they bravely navigate the joys and difficulties of life.