Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions and the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Bicultural; single mother; cultural heritage; cultural identity
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2017 Age (9-12)
Best of the Best Books, 2017 Fiction for Older Readers
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018 Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Graphic Novel
India; scarf; travel; family; magic; memories; secrets
Chanani, Nidhi, "Pashmina" (2017). Diverse Families. 1413.