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“The storyline is compelling, accurately reflecting the reality of children who celebrate religions outside the mainstream American culture…”
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Archie Celebrates Diwali

Written by Mitali Banerjee Ruths
Illustrated by Parwinder Singh
Published by Charlesbridge

Archana loves her family’s annual Diwali (deh-vah-lee) party, and this year she gets to share it with all her friends from school. She helps with the decorations and the food, and is eager for everyone to arrive. But once the party starts a thunderstorm kicks up and drenches the outside decorations and knocks out the power. Archie worries that everything will be ruined. How can there be a festival of lights without any electricity?

Primary ISBN: 9781623541194
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival

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