American Desi

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.2 X 8.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316705301

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About the Author
Jyoti Rajan Gopal is a kindergarten teacher, writer, and mom who loves taking any opportunity to break out her Bollywood moves and hip-hop grooves. She grew up in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, and China and now lives in New York City, so she knows what it feels like to be caught between multiple cultures. She chooses to embrace all her wondrous colors! This is her debut children's book.

Supriya Kelkar grew up in the Midwest, where she learned Hindi as a child by watching three Hindi movies a week. Supriya is a screenwriter who has worked on the writing teams for several Hindi films and one Hollywood feature. She is the author of Bindu's Bindis; American as Paneer Pie; and Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame, among others. This is her debut illustrated book. She invites you to visit her online at www.supriyakelkar.com.
Reviews
"This captures the duality of a child who has strong claims to her Indian heritage and equally strong ties to the culture she is absorbing in the U.S....Sumptuous illustrations...provide the visual metaphor for the many threads that weave together harmoniously in the girl's community."--Booklist
* "A perfect read-aloud for young children or an independent read for early elementary grades... What a celebration of self! This is a joyful book, for every age."--School Library Journal
"In rhyming text, Rajan Gopal's picture book debut smartly explores the duality of one child's bicultural American and Indian identity."--Publishers Weekly