A Tamil boy explores his love for his grandmother and her colorful sari collection in this tale of expressing your true self.

Product Code: 9051
ISBN: 9780593324608
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Kokila
Pages: 40
Published Date: 11/08/2022
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.99

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.

With joyful text by Jyoti Rajan Gopal and dazzling art by Art Twink, My Paati’s Sari is a commemoration of how clothing can convey tradition and individuality, and connect us to both our families and ourselves.

Ages 4 to 8

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“…A story of love and acceptance.” - Booklist

“A simple yet empowering journey through a cupboard of saris and stories.” - Kirkus Reviews

“…A buoyant picture book about burgeoning identity and family lineage.” - Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“An expression of love threaded into the weave and weft of a boy’s yearning, this recommended purchase should be on the shelves for use in cross-generational units, LGBTQIA+ acceptance, and cultural awareness.” - School & Library Journal, starred review

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