Pashmina

Pashmina

Paperback - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626720879
1626720878
9781626720886
1626720886
Characteristics: 161 pages : chiely illustrations ; 22 cm

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ArapahoeKathrynR Jul 24, 2018

This Middle Grade story follows Pashmina as she deals with a crisis of identity. She is Indian, but she doesn't know anything about life in India. Through the aid of a magical scarf, she finds a way to explore her heritage and discovers the truth of her family and their arrival in America.

TechLibrarian May 14, 2018

Priyanka finds a magic pashmina in an old suitcase, which ultimately helps her to learn about her family's past and her own identity. This short graphic novel was cute and a quick read, ideal for preteens.

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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