My Paati’s Saris
Written by Jyoti Rajan Gopal
Illustrated by Art Twink
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group
A Tamil boy explores his love for his grandmother and her colorful sari collection in this tale of expressing your true self.
Another exciting day with Paati begins with a host of fun activities done in preparation for tonight’s party; threading flowers into garlands for decoration, going to the market, and helping her in the kitchen with the scent of sambar in the air.
Through it all the boy finds comfort in Paati’s sari, whether he’s wrapped in its colors for dress-up or clutching its folds for comfort. Each sari holds a story—ones that speak to him, but most important of all they allow him just to be.
Primary ISBN: 9780593324608
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Indian/Indian American
Themes: Award Winner, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Community
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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