On the fifth and final day of Diwali, we are so excited to exclusively share the cover for Binny’s Diwali, by Thrity Umrigar, illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, coming out September 2020.
This beautifully illustrated picture book, brought to you by two prominent Indian-American creators, honors this vibrant Hindu holdiay, as well as family, and the joys of sharing one’s culture with others. Parents and children alike will love this heartwarming story with enchanting illustrations, both of which help to form a beautiful depiction of this Hindu celebration just in time for the 2020 festivities.
Binny can’t wait to share her favorite holiday with her class. She hopes that her classmates will love Diwali just as much as she does, but, as Binny discovers, it can be scary to share something so close to your heart with others. She tells them about the beautiful fireworks that sparkle like stars in the night sky, leaving streaks of gold, red and green. She shares with them delicious pedas and jalebis, and she shows them the clay lamps, called diyas, which look so pretty that all the children ooh and aah.
Whether you’re reading about a holiday you already love, or learning about a cultural experience for the first time, Binny’s Diwali is a bright, burst of color before the cold winter months.