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My Diwali Light (Hardcover)

My Diwali Light By Raakhee Mirchandani, Supriya Kelkar (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A charming holiday story following one girl’s family as they celebrate their Diwali traditions with the ones they love.

Devi loves the Diwali season. It’s a time to wear her favorite red bindi and eat samosas until she bursts! Makemithai and design rangoli with her Papa. And paint diyas with her nani—a reminder to shine her light brightly all year long. 

This joyful story, with vibrant collage illustrations, follows one girl’s Diwali traditions as her family celebrates their favorite holiday with the ones they love. 

About the Author

Raakhee Mirchandani is an award-winning writer and editor and the author of Hair Twins and Super Satya Saves the Day. When she isn't writing, Raakhee is either organizing her book shelves, running races to raise money for kids with cancer, or admiring her many Diwali decorations, many of which she leaves up all year round. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and daughter. She invites you to follow her on Twitter @Raakstar, on Instagram @RaakstarWrites, or visit her online at raakstarwrites.com.

Supriya Kelkar grew up in the Midwest, where she learned Hindi as a child by watching three Hindi movies a week. She is a screenwriter who has worked on the writing teams for several films. Supriya is the author of Bindu’s BindisAmerican as Paneer PieThat Thing about Bollywood, and Strong as FireFierce as Flame, among others, and the illustrator of American Desi. She invites you to visit her online at supriyakelkar.com. 

Praise For…

Junior Library Guild Selection

“[A] vibrant account of a close-knit family and community. MY DIWALI LIGHT should be part of all sets of books about traditions and cultures.”—Booklist

"Mirchandani equates Diwali with collectivity, showing that the joy of the holiday can be shared with family and friends inside and outside of the culture."—SLJ

"Mirchandani’s simple, elegant text explains the holiday, vividly bringing to life a family that loves coming together to share traditions, while Kelkar’s bold use of color (particularly shades of purple, blue, and green) makes the illustrations pop….A warm, heartfelt ode to Diwali and the joys of family."—Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316339339
ISBN-10: 0316339334
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English