Raaga's Song

A Diwali Story
by Navina Chhabria

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For fans of Sugar in Milk and Festival of Colors, this celebration of the Diwali holiday is interwoven with an empowering folktale that teaches the importance of being true to oneself.

Raaga has always dreamed of singing at the annual Diwali mela at the Royal Place. Ever since she was...
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Published By Running Press Kids

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 32

Publication Date 09/26/2023

ISBN 9780762482245

Dimensions 9.4 inches x 9.3 inches

“This gentle yet powerful picture book is suitable for early childhood listeners, but also for older elementary students… Recommended purchase for libraries with readers who want to learn more about the origins of Diwali and make a connection to modern-day issues.”
— School Library Journal

"Laudably, Chhabria highlights a young girl’s insecurities in the face of colorism as well as the power of loved ones and one’s faith."
— Kirkus Reviews

“In a modern folktale about courage, Chhabria leans into the Hindu mythology that underpins celebrations of Diwali across India. … Paired with a telling that explores prejudice and self-determination, colorblock art employs Indian iconography and folk art forms using a minimal, contrasting palette.”

— Publishers Weekly

“A charmingly illustrated and informatively entertaining story…highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.”

— Midwest Book Review

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