Graphic Novel - 2017
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Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl. Presented in comic book format.
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 and 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.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626720879
Branch Call Number: J741.5973 C3606P 2017
Characteristics: 161 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm


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samcmar Feb 03, 2018

This was such a magically little book that explores a family’s immigration story through a magic pashmina. This graphic novel was so heartwarming and comfortable, and while I am not Indian and have not had what happen to Priyanka’s family, the author does an amazing job of getting the read to empathize with the experiences in the story. The art was adorable and vibrant as well. Definitely worth checking out if you love graphic novels.

JCLChrisK Nov 28, 2017

A young teen, daughter of an immigrant, struggles to figure out who she is by exploring her mother's past with the help of a magical shawl. A nicely told and illustrated story.


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