Join ABC for a very special story time with author and co-op member, Raakhee Mirchandani. Raakhee will read from and sign copies of her new book, My Diwali Light, released 9/20 by Little Brown Books. Raakhee will offer a fun and interactive story time; all kids are welcome with a caretaker.
About the Book
A charming holiday story following one girl's family as they celebrate their Diwali traditions with the ones they love.
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.
About the Author:
Raakhee Mirchandani is an award-winning writer and editor and the author of Hair Twins and Super Satya Saves the Day. When she isn't writing, Raakhee is either organizing her book shelves, running races to raise money for kids with cancer, or admiring her many Diwali decorations, many of which she leaves up all year round. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and daughter. She invites you to follow her on Twitter @Raakstar, on Instagram @RaakstarWrites, or visit her online at raakstarwrites.com.
About the Illustrator
Supriya Kelkar grew up in the Midwest, where she learned Hindi as a child by watching three Hindi movies a week. She is a screenwriter who has worked on the writing teams for several films. Supriya is the author of Bindu's Bindis, American as Paneer Pie, That Thing about Bollywood, and Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame, among others, and the illustrator of American Desi. She invites you to visit her online at