Bharatanatyam in Ballet Shoes
Written by Mahak Jain
Illustrated by Anu Chouhan
Published by Annick Press
Paro comes from a dancing family. At home, she dances Bharatanatyam with her mom, and now she’s excited to learn ballet. But what if she can’t dance like the other kids in her class? Ballerinas move like fairies, while Bharatanatyam dancers seem like queens. Paro can’t be both…can she? Anu Chouhan’s vibrant, energetic illustrations emphasize themes of creative flexibility and navigating the intersections of different cultural identities.
Primary ISBN: 9781773216157
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Indian/Indian American
Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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