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Pashmina
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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--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. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she's ever dared and find the family she never knew.In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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I started and finish this on my 30 min train ride home. I loved the illustrations and the story.

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Cortg
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Local beer and Pashmina! I‘ve been meaning to read this for so long. Great GN about an India(n)-American girl seeking info about her heritage and where she comes from.

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Cortg
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Reading Pashmina this evening. The first page totally sums up my life!

Ruthiella My mother still uses the invisible brake pedal when she is a passenger an I drive! 2mo
Cortg @Ruthiella I picked that habit up! I don‘t even like driving when my husband drives anymore. They all stress me out! 2mo
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CraftyBookNerd1
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Loved how Pri found out her backstory, visited India, and went on an adventure with the magical pashmina. Cute story with beautiful illustrations!
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BornReadChicago
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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A little photo styling w/assistance of my 9 year old 🐶 I‘m so glad I lifted this middle grade graphic novel from her library stack and got at least one #middlegrademarch read in. Pashmina is a lovely and empowering story that we both loved. I‘ve also found that I mainly enjoy graphic memoirs (Smile or Sisters by @goraina and El Deafo by @cecebellbooks) and there‘s something very personal feeling to this story by @nidhiart that captured my heart💗

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Readingismyescape
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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This is a great graphic novel that uses color to emphasize the magical parts of the story. Pri is a great character and I enjoyed her journey of self-discovery. Perfect for upper elementary or middle school.

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Andydear
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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It was a really lovely story with absolutely beautiful use of color! I felt the life in every scene of color and found myself leaning forward for just a bit more!

I would love to see the pashmina myself ✨

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Andydear
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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✨ Been meaning to pick this up for GNAB for a while! The library had it out right there in front of me when I walked in haha!

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Chasingmermaids
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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A quick read that deals with learning about yourself and your culture. I loved the use of color or lack of. Great character development.

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DorkieHollieReads
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Since I have the week off from school&subbing, I have been doing mini readathons. Tonight I am going to finish Pashmina by Nishi Chanani. So far, it‘s really cute. It‘s a coming of age story involving an Indian American teenage girl and her quest to find herself, her faith, and answers to her mother‘s mysterious past in India, including what happened to her father.

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Abby2
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Short sweet graphic story for middle graders. I loved the illustrations and the honest relationships.

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BellaBookNook
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Still suffering from jet lag so I need pictures with few words for my #fridayreads. What are you reading today?

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heidisreads
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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A young Indian American woman has lived years without answers to questions about the family and life her mother left behind in India, but when she finds a pashmina in an old suitcase, answers begin finding her and she‘s not sure she‘s ready to know it all. The different uses of bright colors and muted colors in the illustrations were fantastic. I also appreciated the glossary in the back of the book. #tdscampread18 #ReadingEmpowers #graphicnovel

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UrsulaMonarch
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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It took me a bit to get into this book as I found the plot a bit disjointed and strained at first. But it grew much richer and I enjoyed the use of color throughout. Plus, great snacks!

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Mehso-so

I liked what the author was trying to do, but it didn't quite work for me for some reason. I felt like it was a little all over the place, and that weakened the storyline for me. Still worth the read I think.

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Page one and I love it already! 😂

ReadingEnvy OMG this is what driving with my mom is like still now. She tries to put the brakes on from the passenger side and if a semi.passes she grabs the door and gasps for air. 1y
gibblr Hahaha right? My mom would do this to me too 😂 The passenger side brake hahaha 1y
CatLass007 I do the passenger side break thing.😹😹😹 1y
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elizabethlk
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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This far exceeded my expectations. Priyanka is a wonderfully relatable character. I related deeply to the longing for one's familial culture. The art was beautiful. I loved the blending of religious and spiritual with the every day reality and the fantasy elements. I also loved how the author represented the feelings without needing explanations through words.

This also completed task 5 for #readharder

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TracyReadsBooks
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😂

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TracyReadsBooks
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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New books in the library are irresistible—even on a day off. Sat down to read this one & am I glad I did. Priyanka has lots of questions—who is her father & where is he, why did her mom leave India, & most importantly, why won‘t her mom answer any of her questions. A great story about family, culture and tradition & belonging. Love the graphic novel format—wonderful, colorful illustrations and an engaging story. Strong addition to the library.

ElishaLovesBooks I loved this too! 1y
GraciesLibrary What grade level is this book? 1y
TracyReadsBooks @GraciesLibrary This book is perfect for 4h/5th grade and up. I loved this story! 1y
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ElishaLovesBooks
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Great middle grade graphic novel about searching for your identity. Priyanka is searching to understand her Indian roots with the help of a “magic”pashmina. Wonderful artwork and story.

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Spanish_Broom
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TieDyeDude
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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It's on page 20! You can't remember 20?! You only had time to read 20 pages of a graphic novel?!

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RealLifeReading
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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A fun read about a young girl‘s discovery of her identity and her Indian heritage. My prop isn‘t a pashmina but a shawl I crocheted. This is my fourth #comic read for the #readathon
@DeweysReadathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙💙 1y
tammysue Pretty colors! 💙👌🏻 1y
GatheringBooks i know i should be reading more graphic novels - and i have those stacked for the #readathon but still hoping to complete my chunkster of a novel 1y
UrsulaMonarch Love the book and the shawl!! ☺️ 1y
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RealLifeReading
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Some of the books and audiobooks on my #readathon virtual stack. I‘ve also got two Buffy Omnibuses to read.

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Deborah42
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Priyanka Das knows little about her Indian heritage. Her mother came to the US, alone, before Pri was born and refuses to talk about India, or anyone she knew there.

When Pri finds a pashmina and wraps it around herself, she is transported to India. The black and white illustrations become vividly colored (like Dorothy stepping into Oz) as Pri explores her cultural heritage.

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ambam1987
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Absolutely beautiful graphic novel. Loved learning about India culture. Definitely a heartwarming read

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everlocalwest
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Lovely middle grade graphic novel about family, culture, and the choices we may not see. Beautiful illustrations of India.

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MrsGreen
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Yes! Pashmina and so many other good selections came in this month‘s Junior Library Guild box!! 😁

Johanna414 I think we have almost identical JLG categories! Aren‘t they the best?! 1y
MrsGreen @Johanna414 I love that it keeps the new books coming in even when I don‘t have time to make orders. 1y
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Chelsibno
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Priyanka longs to visit India, learn why her mother left, & find out who her father is, but her mother says that such things are off limits. However, Pri finds an old pashmina among her mother‘s things that magically transports her to the India that she‘s dreamed about. Is this ideal place everything she thought it would be? How is the pashmina able to do this? I loved the story and illustrations. At times, the transitions & dialogue felt rushed.

Chelsibeau Totally unrelated but you spell your name the same way as me and I have honestly never seen that!! 2y
Chelsibno @Chelsibeau Yeah, I‘ve never seen anyone who spells their name that way either. 2y
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Johanna414
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Toby and I both agreed that this was beautifully done - we loved it! And my first finished book for the #24in48 is done...

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LiteraryinLititz
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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The beautiful illustrations and window into Indian culture made this middle grade graphic novel an enjoyable read. Others on Litsy have commented on the fact that the story‘s arc could have been better developed, and I agree. The premise is a magical pashmina whose wearers see an idealized version of what is unknown to them, in this case India. When Pri visits, she learns the reality of what her mother‘s homeland is like, which is more nuanced.

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CoffeeCatsBooks
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Much of the story centers around Priyanka‘s relationship with her mom, who left India to come to the US around Priyanka‘s age. After a difficult time, Pri discovers a magical pashmina that shows her colorful visions of India leading to a desire to visit the country.

This middle grade level graphic novel alternates between black and white drawings and color ones with the magical pashmina. Sweet story about family relationships and identity.

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readordierachel
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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There's a really cool exhibit of indie comics at the SFPL. I need to read some of these.

vivastory That's awesome 2y
readordierachel @vivastory It is.They displayed pages in various stages of completion to show you the artists' processes. And bios of all the contributors. Very cool. 2y
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readordierachel @Betty You're right! 2y
TricksyTails @Betty Indeed! Let‘s all take a field trip there! 😁 2y
EvieBee I‘m a little obsessed with their publications. 2y
readordierachel @EvieBee I really want to read American Born Chinese. I remember you posting about Pashmina awhile back, but I can't remember if you liked it? 2y
EvieBee @ReadOrDieRachel It was alright. Illustrations were amazing, though. Honestly the first one of theirs that I was meh about. I usually love everything of theirs. 2y
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BookInMyHands
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Priyanka is an American Indian teen who loves comics and is desperately interested in her Indian roots, but her mom doesn‘t want to talk about it. When she finds a magical pashmina she sees the possibilities around her.

When Priyanka is finally allowed to visit India she is challenged by what she sees and finds a deeper appreciation for her mother‘s country and the people in her life.

9/100 #crossculturalstories
#Letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

Peddler410 Ooh, I have this one! 2y
RebL This one came into work. I‘d love to read it. 2y
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MarriedtoMrT
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Beautiful. A lovely graphic about change, choice, and perspective.

Edited to add: I loved the cross-culture perspective and Indian-American heroine. I didn‘t think the arch of the story was as strong as it could‘ve been, though.

LiteraryinLititz I just read this and totally agree. 2y
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chlolovesbooks
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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What a beautiful story 🇮🇳❣️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

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EvieBee
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This was a beautifully illustrated middle grade novel! I loved learning about Indian culture, new Hindi words, and the magical realism. But! I felt like the plot, characters, and overall storyline were weak and needed more development.
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#middlegrade #graphicnovel

mrp27 Bummer, I've been looking forward to this one. Still gonna give it a whirl. 2y
EvieBee @mrp27 You should! Might be a different experience for you. 🤓 2y
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EvieBee
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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About to start this graphic novel with some tea goodies I found at World Market today.

#currentlyreading #graphicnovel #bookandtea

britt_brooke I could spend all day in World Market. Pretty photo - enjoy! 2y
EvieBee @britt_brooke Me too! And the specials this month! This week all the tea goodies are on sale. I also got a tea pot cozy. Always dreamed of owning one. Quintessentially British Lol! (edited) 2y
britt_brooke @EvieBee Nice! 💚 2y
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Tamra Lovely! 😊 Sounds like World Market is a dangerous place. 2y
Soubhiville I love world market. 2y
saresmoore I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of the book. My daughters and I have been eyeing it. 2y
LeahBergen Lovely tea things! 💕 2y
AlaMich That teapot is to die for!! 2y
EvieBee @Tamra @Soubhiville Very dangerous! Food and drink from all over the 🌎 and cute stationary and home/dining things. Did I mention coffee? Sigh. 🤓😊 2y
EvieBee @saresmoore I‘ll be sure to post a review! It piqued my interest. 🤓 2y
EvieBee @LeahBergen @AlaMich Thank you! It‘s a tiny mug with an infuser and top so like a teapot! I ♥️ mugs. 😊🤓 2y
UrsulaMonarch Also interested in your thoughts on this one! It looks good but I don't know too much about it. 2y
GypsyKat I love everything about this! 💗 2y
rubyslippersreads @EvieBee I have a weakness for mugs—I'm running out of cupboard space! 😄 2y
EvieBee @Lkelly Almost finished! 2y
EvieBee @GypsyKat Thank you so much! 2y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads Me too! As hard as it was to do, I culled so many I no longer used as frequently...but I still have two full cupboards! Doesn‘t help that my husband likes to collect also lol! (edited) 2y
UrsulaMonarch @EvieBee 👍👍👍 2y
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alanacristin
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Nice little graphic novel quietly promoting women's rights and the power of choice. Fantasy elements are full color while the rest is grey tones. Also made me want to eat all the Indian food described! #mommyreads #graphicnovel #India #immigration

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Lacythebookworm
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Sweet look into an Indian American teen‘s life. Great introduction to Indian culture for middle grade and teen readers.

[DELETED] 3803335244 Looks wonderful 2y
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SqueakGirl
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This was a delightful little graphic novel. I really enjoyed how the comic would switch between black and white and then color to represent the dream-like state the pashmina brought its wearers. I really liked that this story explored the choices we make and how no matter what we may think will happen upon making our choice, reality always has a way to surprise us.

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While I was away I reached my Goodreads goal! I have finished more books this year than I possibly ever have before! I read 100 books in 2011(my first year on Goodreads) and nowhere near that much since. 🎉

bookloo Congrats!!! 🎉 🎉🎉🎉 2y
diovival Way to go! 😀 2y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 2y
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readsusieread @bookloo Thank you!!! 2y
readsusieread @diovival THANK YOU! 2y
readsusieread @rubyslippersreads 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
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helgagrace
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I also believe in the healing power of samosas! @surlyspice

rajithr I love 💕 it more when spelt backwards.. 2y
slategreyskies I love samosas!!! I used to make them every so often. The ones I made had a potato and peas filling and were fried in oil on the stovetop. I can‘t tell you how many times I caught the stovetop on fire!! 😂 maybe it‘s for the best I don‘t make them anymore!! Lol 2y
Redwritinghood Me too! 2y
Holden.Caulfield Samosas!!! 1y
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EvieBee
Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Another #libraryhaul today! I am so happy about the diverse books my library system has been purchasing. Not the library of my youth! After I got home, I got an email that I had an additional 5 books that just arrived at my branch. Don‘t think I can read everything is so little time! But I love a good book stack with plenty of options.

#bookhaul #bookstack #libraryholds

TheWordJar Sometimes it‘s nice to just get a stack of books, read a little of each, and see which one grabs hold! 2y
Cathythoughts I love pashminas ☺️cosy & classic 💫 2y
moranadatter Pashmina was lovely! I hope you enjoy it. 2y
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elizabethlk Amina's Voice is one of my favourite things of the 2017 releases I have read so far. Pashmina is on my hold list right now. Diversity in the library selection gives me life. 2y
EvieBee @TheWordJar Mos def! I like having options like that. Then you can always come back to the ones that didn‘t grab you in that moment later. 2y
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Me too! This pashmina has magical powers! 2y
EvieBee @moranadatter I can‘t wait! It was in processing at the library for over a month! 2y
EvieBee @elizabethlk Yay! I think it was your review that made me request it. It sounds wonderful! 2y
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Lindy
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A sweet graphic novel about searching for one‘s place in the world. Contemporary scenes in grey palette & thick brush strokes; magical garment transports to brightly coloured fantasy world. South Asian immigrant story for ages 8 to adult. #diversevoices

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Jen_Reads
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I love the little cat that shows up throughout the book.

#graphicnovels

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