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Shubh Diwali!

Shubh Diwali!

By: Chitra Soundar
Illustrated by: Charlene Chua
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Told in the words of a child, this picture book shows how an Indian family prepares for the festival of Diwali. Young and old participate equally in these preparations. Everyone helps clean the house and decorate it with buntings and vibrant, colorful art. Traditional foods and sweets are made, and new clothes are bought. When Diwali begins, families come together to worship, sing hymns, and tell stories of gods. It’s time to visit friends and neighbors. Fireworks brighten the skies, and gifts are exchanged. (School Library Journal)

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