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Pashmina

Title

Pashmina

Authors

Nidhi Chanani

Illustrator

Nidhi Chanani

Publisher

First Second

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781626720879

Pages

176 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Bicultural; single mother; cultural heritage; cultural identity

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Indian American

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

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

Keywords

India; scarf; travel; family; magic; memories; secrets

Diversity Impact

direct

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