Pashmina

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
First Second
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
6.1 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781626720879

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About the Author

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she's worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

Reviews

"Chanani masterfully turns the complex immigrant narrative into a magical and captivating work of art." --New York Times

"Chanani's debut graphic novel is a charming blend of fantasy and reality with a feminist twist." --Washington Post

"In this spectacular debut graphic novel, a young woman searches for the truths of her past." --Teen Vogue

"Colorful and deeply personal, Pashmina illuminates the experience of an Indian-American teenager and invites us to contemplate the power of our choices." --Gene Luen Yang, national bestselling author of American Born Chinese

"Pashmina is filled to the brim with magic and heart." --Victoria Jamieson, author or Roller Girl

"Most impressive is the way Chanani keeps the story's distinct and fascinating plot elements spinning. One work can't represent a whole subcontinent, but readers will come away with a living sense of a small part of it--and characters to care about." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This dazzling blend of realistic fiction and fantasy is perfect for fans of characters who have to overcome obstacles on their way to growing up." --School and Library Journal, starred review

"An original graphic novel written and illustrated by an Indian-American creator, this is both a needed contribution and a first-rate adventure tale." --Kirkus

"Chanani's debut is a lively, engaging exploration of culture, heritage, and self-discovery." --Booklist

"Fantasy with humor and substance, this is a book for girls seeking empowerment and agency." --The Bullitin of the Center for Childrens Books