Nadia's Hands (Hardback)
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Nadia's Hands (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 01/02/1999
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Saturday is Auntie Laila's wedding day and Nadia has been chosen as flower girl. The morning of the ceremony, Auntie Amina prepares Nadia's hands in the traditional way. Using henna, a natural dye, she creates intricate designs, called mehndi, on Nadia's hands. But Nadia is worried. Mehndi lasts a long time and doesn't wash off right away. When she goes to school on Monday, what will her classmates think of her hands? Will they understand that mehndi is part of her Pakistani heritage? By the afternoon, Nadia is swept up in the excitement of the wedding.Now she can't wait till Monday, when she can "share her hands from Pakistan: with the kids at school. Karen English's loving story of a Pakistani-American girl, who comes to an understanding of the rich culture she has inherited, is vividly illustrated by Jonathan Weiner."

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 9781563976674
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 288 x 224 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"How the strength of time-honored traditions and the warmth and love of a large extended family transform Nadia's feelings about her hands make an affecting . . . story." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Children will enjoy the wedding story, and many will recognize how a family custom can be a source of both embarrassment and pride." --"Booklist"

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