Pashmina (Paperback)
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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 03/10/2017
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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 mum 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 finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colourful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she's ever dared and find the family she never knew.

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781626720879
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 215 x 152 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Chanani masterfully turns the complex immigrant narrative into a magical and captivating work of art." --New York Times

"Chanani's debut graphic novel is a charming blend of fantasy and reality with a feminist twist." --Washington Post

"In this spectacular debut graphic novel, a young woman searches for the truths of her past." --Teen Vogue

"Colorful and deeply personal, Pashmina illuminates the experience of an Indian-American teenager and invites us to contemplate the power of our choices." --Gene Luen Yang, national bestselling author of American Born Chinese

"Pashmina is filled to the brim with magic and heart." --Victoria Jamieson, author or Roller Girl

"Most impressive is the way Chanani keeps the story's distinct and fascinating plot elements spinning. One work can't represent a whole subcontinent, but readers will come away with a living sense of a small part of it--and characters to care about." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This dazzling blend of realistic fiction and fantasy is perfect for fans of characters who have to overcome obstacles on their way to growing up." --School and Library Journal, starred review

"An original graphic novel written and illustrated by an Indian-American creator, this is both a needed contribution and a first-rate adventure tale." --Kirkus

"Chanani's debut is a lively, engaging exploration of culture, heritage, and self-discovery." --Booklist

"Fantasy with humor and substance, this is a book for girls seeking empowerment and agency." --The Bullitin of the Center for Childrens Books

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“Adorably Illustrated”

A graphic novel about a magical Pashmina that takes an Indian American teenager home to the country she’s always wanted to see? I WAS IN.

The fact that this was a graphic novel only made me want to read it more, and... More

Paperback edition
13th April 2018
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“Loved this book!”

Last year, I saw this book everywhere, so I was curious to read it myself. It was great!

I liked the way that Priyanka discovered her history throughout the book. She had a lot of questions about her life, including... More

Paperback edition
19th September 2018
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