“All over the world, Diwali marked the victory of goodness and light.”
Couldn’t we all use some goodness and light right now?
Diwali, written by Thrity Umrigar (@thrity_umrigar) and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani (@nidhiart) tells the story of Binny who must present Diwali to her classmates.
Like most children, Binny is nervous, so her mother and father cook some of her favorites for breakfast on the day of her presentation: jalebis and pedals.
But once the teacher calls on her to tell about Diwali, Binny freezes. Awkwardly, her classmates giggle or wait silently for her to continue. With the the help of her teacher, Binny finds the confidence to tell about her favorite holiday to a room of kids who, like myself, don’t know much about the Indian Festival of Lights.
For young readers and parents, @scholastic presents a beautifully bright and colorful history of Diwali so that every child can learn about this colorful and peaceful holiday. With purples, yellows, oranges, reds, greens, and blues, Chanani illustrates a brilliant canvas to showcase the colors and lights of the Diwali holiday.
In the back of the book is the story of Diwali and the Five Days of Diwali for readers who would like to know more about the origin and celebration of the holiday. 🎆🎇