A Garden in My Hands

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$18.99  $17.66
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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9.5 X 9.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author
Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S. at the turn of the millennium. She is the author of several picture books, including A Gift for Amma, which School Library Journal called an "excellent story for young readers to enhance their understanding of color and an aspect of traditional Indian culture" in a starred review. An electrical engineer in her past life, she now enjoys writing for children and advocating for early and multicultural literacy. Meera loves yoga and chai, and lives with her husband and two children in Berkeley, California.

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator based in the Bay Area, California, who hails from Chennai, India. She holds an MFA degree in animation and digital arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia and a bachelor's degree in literature from Stella Maris College. She has illustrated several picture books for independent publishers, including I Am Brown and Today I Am.
★ "An intimate, lyrical story about an ancient artistic tradition." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "[A] vibrantly rendered picture book." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Vibrant colors and traditional South Asian motifs complement the narrative." --Booklist

"Filled with love, imagination, and just the right amount of whimsy, this is a colorful introduction to how henna is used, especially in South Asian cultures." --School Library Journal

"A charming multicultural story." --HubPages