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“An excellent story for young readers to enhance their understanding of color and an aspect of traditional Indian culture.” – star School Library Journal

“a must-have for primary libraries seeking fresh material for required curricula.” star Foreword

A beautiful exploration of color, a cultural touchstone, and an engaging read-aloud.” – Booklist

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A thoughtful story that artfully addresses the loss of a grandparent from an immigrant perspective.” – Kirkus

“This thoughtful picture book provides a rare and necessary perspective, free of tropes and clichés…” – ALA Booklist

beautifully bittersweet expression of love and loss” – starForeword

COMING SPRING 2021!
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: The Art & Life of Amrita Sher-Gil
Penny Candy Books

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Official Author Bio:
Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 1999. An electrical engineer in the past, she now enjoys writing for children, leading early literacy initiatives, and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of picture books The Yellow Suitcase, A Gift For Amma, and the upcoming title Between Two Worlds. She has also co-authored several kids’ books in India. Meera believes in the transformative power of stories and likes to write about people, places, and experiences less visible in children’s literature. For more information, please visit: http://www.meerasriram.com

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