Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

by Nidhi Chanani

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Published: 2017
Publisher: First Second
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Graphic Novel
Paperback: 176
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Priyanka! Watch out for that tree!

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions―the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.


My two-bits:

Loved this adventure that is told in mostly black/grey tinge and vibrant color panels when "traveling" via pashmina.

Themes covered include family history and relationships as well as and travel to India.


A Junior Library Guild Selection 2017
Amazon Top Twenty Children’s Book of the Year 2017
Amazon Best Book of the month December 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 2017
Northern California Indie Bookseller Association Long-List Title

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