When Nani comes to visit, she and Bindu must support each other in both emotionally and find strength in wearing matching bindis. When Bindu is made to feel out of place at the school talent show, Nani helps Bindu find courage to stand up and be proud of who she is. With a a good note about the various cultural significance of bindis, this is a beautifully illustrated and told story of culture, family, and being proud of who you are and what you love.
A Staff Favorite!
A companion to Kelkar's The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh, this picture book features a little girl named Bindu whose bindis connect her to family and help her find courage to compete in the school talent show. This charming picture book is about a little girl who loves her bindis (and the many creative shapes they come in ). The bindis are also a connection to her Nani who lives in India. When Nani comes to visit Bindu and brings the bindis to her, it is just in time to wear something new to the school talent show. Bindu and Nani work together to shine their brightest and embrace their sparkle, even when they stand out from the crowd.
About the Author
Born and raised in the Midwest, Supriya learned Hindi as a child by watching three Hindi movies a week. Supriya is a screenwriter who has worked on the writing teams for several Hindi films and one Hollywood feature. Her books include The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh (Sterling, 2019), American as Paneer Pie (Aladdin, 2020), The Sandalwood Pyre (Tu Books, 2020), and Ahimsa (Tu Books, 2017). Illustrator Parvati Pillai lives in Finland.