Written by Gita Varadarajan
Illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
Divya is scared to put on the bindi for the first time. What if she gets made fun of? What will it feel like? But Amma assures her that her bindi will bring protection. After Divya looks inside Amma’s special box to find the perfect bindi to put on, she gazes in the mirror and discovers a new side of herself, and it gives her strength.
My Bindi is a universal message of the importance finding oneself and celebrating the unique beliefs and experiences that make us who we are.
Primary ISBN: 9781338598810
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 4 or older
Community Represented: Indian/Indian American
Themes: Discrimination: Religious, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Hindu
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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