Thursday, March 8, 2012

Global Characters: Adventures on the Indian Subcontinent for Kids

Happy Holi (होली)! Holi is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus, also known as the Festival of Colors.  It is primarily celebrated in India, Pakistan, & Nepal. Celebrations of the main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, include people throwing colored powder and water at each other. Here at abcreads we thought it might be nice to celebrate Holi by suggesting some children's books set in the Indian subcontinent.

Picture Books

Mama's Saris by by Pooja Makhijani

Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami

My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth

My Mother's Sari by Sandhya Rao


Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth (J)

Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman (YA)

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami (J)

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan (YA)

Island's End by Padma Venkatraman (eBook)

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