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A Kurta to Remember

A Kurta to Remember

By Gauri Dalvi Pandya and Illustrated by Avani Dwivedi


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Tomorrow is moving day and one little girl worries about moving so far, far away from her Aaji and Ajoba. But Aaji gifts her with a handmade kurta. A kurta with two big pockets for holding all the small things that will remind the girl of her grandparents--from the mogra flowers in Aaji's hair to Ajoba's diya. Then the girl has an even better idea and helps Aaji make two more kurtas with pockets she can fill to remind her grandparents of her too. When finally they are on other sides of a big ocean, they put on their kurtas--and do not feel so far, far away from one another. This touching story about worry and loving reassurance is part of our Own Voices, Own Stories collection.

About the contributor(s)

Gauri Dalvi Pandya is a debut author and Grand Prize winner of the Sleeping Bear Press Own Voices, Own Stories Award. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Avani Dwivedi grew up in Mumbai, India, and later moved to the United States to pursue her passion of becoming an artist. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Book details

ISBN: 9781534113107
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Date published:
Page count: 32
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration , Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational, and Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Ages: 6 to 7

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