My Diwali Light

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By Raakhee Mirchandani

Illustrated by Supriya Kelkar

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$18.99

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$24.99 CAD

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Hardcover

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This charming and colorful Diwali story about a girl sharing her favorite holiday with her family, friends, and neighbors is a love letter to community, immigrant culture, and the festival of lights.

Devi loves the Diwali season. It’s a time to wear her favorite red bindi and eat samosas until she bursts! Make mithai and design rangoli with her papa. And paint diyas with her nani—a reminder to shine her light brightly all year long. 

This joyful story, with vibrant collage illustrations, follows one girl’s Diwali traditions as her family celebrates their favorite holiday with the ones they love. 

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

    “[A] vibrant account of a close-knit family and community. MY DIWALI LIGHT should be part of all sets of books about traditions and cultures.”
    Booklist
  • "Mirchandani equates Diwali with collectivity, showing that the joy of the holiday can be shared with family and friends inside and outside of the culture."
    SLJ
  • "Mirchandani’s simple, elegant text explains the holiday, vividly bringing to life a family that loves coming together to share traditions, while Kelkar’s bold use of color (particularly shades of purple, blue, and green) makes the illustrations pop….A warm, heartfelt ode to Diwali and the joys of family."
    Kirkus

On Sale
Sep 20, 2022
Page Count
40 pages
ISBN-13
9780316339339

Raakhee Mirchandani

About the Author

Raakhee Mirchandani is an award-winning writer and editor. She is the author of My Diwali Light, Hair TwinsSuper Satya Saves the Day, and She Persisted: Kalpana Chawla. When she isn't writing, Raakhee is either organizing her bookshelves, running races to raise money for kids with cancer, or trying to roll a round roti, a skill she hasn't perfected as her rotis are usually misshapen and angular. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and daughter. She invites you to follow her on Instagram @RaakstarWrites or visit her online at raakstarwrites.com.

Shreya Gupta is a book designer and the illustrator of She Sang for India by Suma Subramaniam. She is originally from India, but her passion for illustration brought her to the United States, where she pursued an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been featured as a “Google Doodle” logo, in the New York Times, in Asia Society magazine and other major publications. She also illustrated The Folio Society’s edition of Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.She lives in New York, NY. She invites you to visit her online at shreyaillustrations.com.

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