Jukebox (2021)


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.

From: Macmillan

Notes on This Title

The main characters of this work are Shaheen, who is a Bangladeshi-Italian American, and her cousin Tannaz, who is bisexual.




“Captivating and lyrical.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“Music aficionados will appreciate the message of connectivity that, through music, transcends generations.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)


The Beat: “Nidhi Chanani’s JUKEBOX explores history through music

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