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“Doubly valuable for its overall theme, and as a surprisingly rare depiction of an Indian American family…” –Kirkus Reviews

Chachaji’s Cup

Written by Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrated by Soumya Sitaraman
Published by Children's Book Press

Neel loves listening to Chachaji’s many stories over steaming cups of tea. Chachaji’s tales of great Hindu gods and demons and of his adventures in the Indian Army leave Neel openmouthed. But it is the tale of his great-uncle’s favorite teacup that teaches Neel the most, for Chachaji’s cup holds far more than sweet, spicy masala chai. When the precious cup and Chachaji’s health both prove to be more fragile than they look, Neel knows what he must do. Uma Krishnaswami weaves a gentle tale of family love and the power of memory, which Soumya Sitaraman brings to vivid life in her richly hued paintings. Chachaji’s Cup will captivate and comfort readers of all ages, long after the last sip.

Primary ISBN: 9780892391783

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: India

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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