Lights for Gita
Gita's family has only recently emigrated from India. Although she misses her relatives and friends, she has already made some friends in her new home. Today, she is looking forward to her favorite holiday: Divali, a festival of lights with fireworks, laughter, and exchanges of sweets. But Gita's plans soon fall apart and she becomes homesick and sad.
Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family, immigrant children, immigrant parents, resettlement, relocation
mother and father
White Ravens Award, 1996, Winner, Canada
Divali; Diwali; snow; ice; lights; fireworks; friends; celebration; homesick; hopeful; new home; rain; holiday; grandparents; Lakshmi; happiness; prosperity
Gilmore, Rachna, "Lights for Gita" (1994). Diverse Families. 1758.