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Binny's Diwali

By Thrity Umrigar   Illustrated by Nidhi Chanani   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338364484 Hardcover
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338676280 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Binny woke up happy but nervous. It was her day to share about Diwali, the Festival of Lights!

Binny is excited to talk to her class about her favorite holiday. But she struggles to find the words. Taking a deep breath, she tells her classmates about the fireworks that burst like stars in the night sky, leaving streaks of gold and red and green. She shares with them delicious pedas and jalebis. And she shows them clay lamps, called diyas, which look so pretty all the children ooh and aah. Featuring a heartwarming story by Thrity Umrigar, enchanting illustrations by Nidhi Chanani, and detailed information about the Hindu festival of lights, Binny's Diwali is a holiday treat.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for When I Carried You in My Belly by Thrity Umrigar:

"Umrigar's story celebrates a mother's love, her daughter's individuality, and the contributions of extended family." — Publishers Weekly

"Will strike a chord with both new mothers and children, who love to hear about their beginnings. The ending spreads tug heartstrings." — Kirkus Reviews