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Mango Memories

Written by Sita Singh
Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali
Published by Random House Children's Books

Here is a completely captivating picture book that celebrates family, tradition…and mangoes!

Every summer, the branches of a little girl’s favorite tree droops heavy with mangoes. And this year, she is finally old enough to help her family harvest them.

Her brother shares a memory about his first time mango picking: his father holding him steady as he reached high above for the fruit. But when the girl climbs the tree, she becomes too dizzy. Then her grandma shares a mango memory: learning, many years ago, to toss a stone that knocked the fruit from the branches. But when the girl throws her stone, she keeps missing.

How can this little heroine create her own mango memory if she can’t even pick a mango?

Narrated by a determined young Indian child, and set in a lush mango grove, here is a picture book that honors generational traditions and beautifully introduces young readers to a culture with which they may not be familiar.

Primary ISBN: 9780593486252
Publication Date: April 2024
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: India

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Home Country

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

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