Picture Book, ages 3-8 years
Release Date: August 21 (US), August 28 (UK) 2020
Written by Meera Sriram
Ilustrated by Mariona Cabassa
Publisher: Barefoot Books
In this picture book, a little girl explores a vibrant rainbow of delights at a bustling outdoor market in India while trying to pick the perfect gift for her mother. Endnotes explain all the items on sale and introduce readers to markets around the world. This is an #OwnVoices picture book, inspired by the author’s hometown in Southern India.
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“A culturally authentic journey through a modern Indian market lovingly told through the eyes of a child.” – Kirkus Reviews, April 2020 (Full Review)
“a must-have for primary libraries seeking fresh material for required curricula.”
– starred review, Foreword, July/August, 2020 (Full Review)
“An excellent story for young readers to enhance their understanding of color and an aspect of traditional Indian culture.” – starred review, School Library Journal, June 2020 (Full Review)
“A beautiful exploration of color, a cultural touchstone, and an engaging read-aloud.” – Booklist, July, 2020.