South Asian Kidlit

Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala

Welcome to the new site! Today I’ve got a charming tale about the sharing of culture between a grandparent and grandchild. I wish this book had been around when I was a child growing up in rural Pennsylvania. While I didn’t hide my culture, I wasn’t always forthcoming in school either. A detail that warms… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2019 – Summer

Thanks so much for stopping by for another South Asian Kidlit round-up! So many books! Today’s post covers Picture Books thru Young Adult that have a release date between the end of April through early August. If you would like to check-out past round-ups click on this link which will take you to my past… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2019 – Winter & Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by for another South Asian Kidlit round-up! So many books! It fills my heart to see these diverse stories making their way out into the world. Today’s post covers Picture Books thru Young Adult that have a release date between Dec 31, 2018 to end of April 2019. If you… Read more »

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Mina vs. the Monsoon

Title: Mina vs. the Monsoon Author: Rukhsanna Guidroz Illustrator: Debasmita Dasgupta Publisher: Yali Books, 2018 Book Type: Fiction Ages: 4-8 Theme: Multicultural, soccer Opening: Mina was feeling sad. She was watching peacocks walk past the mango tree outside her house, when one of them let out a piercing cry. Mina knew the monsoon rains were coming. She was going to be… Read more »

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Diwali (Celebrate the World)

Diwali is coming up on November 7th this year. We tell our kids Diwali is big like Christmas is here in America. I personally haven’t celebrated Diwali in India but I hear it’s quite amazing. This lovely board book is a wonderful introduction for those new to the holiday and those who already celebrate it…. Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit – Part 3

Dear Faithful readers, thanks so much for stopping by for another South Asian Kidlit round-up! Last one for 2018. You can use the rest of this year to catch up on your reading since there are a whole bunch of new books coming out in 2019! If you would like to check-out past round-ups click… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2018 – Part 2: Novels

Last week I posted Part 2: Picture Books. Today, I’m posting novels from Chapter Books to Young Adult. Lots of great reads! The books listed below are traditionally published and are either by a South Asian author, contains a South Asian Main Character, or involves South Asian culture. The books are organized by Category and… Read more »

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Room In Your Heart

Title: Room In Your Heart Author: Kunzang Choden Illustrator: Pema Tshering Publisher:  Kitaabworld, March 27, 2018 Book Type: Fiction Ages: 4-7 Theme: Kindness, Generosity Opening Lines: To the east of Thimphu and west of Trongsa, somewhere among the mountains high, lived an old woman in a little house. A gray cat, a yellow dog and a brown speckled… Read more »

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Festival of Colors

The Indian holiday of Holi is coming up next week, March 1 & 2, 2018 so it seemed appropriate to review this wonderful new picture book which introduces the holiday that will appeal to both newcomers to the holiday and those already familiar. Title: Festival of Colors Author: Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal (check out the interview… Read more »

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