Thursday, April 06, 2006

Kavya Viswanathan

She was soon taking part in the full panoply of enrichment programs and extracurricular activities that have become the birthright of the Ivy bound — summers at the Center for Talented Youth, a Johns Hopkins University program for gifted children; editor in chief of her school newspaper; advanced placement courses at her magnet high school in Hackensack, N.J. That, she said, is where she got the material for her book: "I was surrounded by the stereotype of high-pressure Asian and Indian families trying to get their children into Ivy League schools."

From this profile of Kavya Viswanathan, a student at Harvard and author of "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life", to be published in a few days.

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Updates: Kaavya Viswanathan has been accused of plagiarism: here and here.