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Written by Nidhi Chanani
Published by First Second
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A Junior Library Guild Selection 2017Amazon Top Twenty Children’s Book of the Year 2017Amazon Best Book of the month December 2017Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 2017Northern California Indie Bookseller Association Long-List TitlePriyanka 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 mom 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 find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful 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.In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.This title has Common Core connections.

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Who Wrote Pashmina

Nidhi Chanani

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India and raised in California. She holds a literature degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change. Her illustrations are often featured at Disney Parks. She’s the author of Pashmina, the graphic novel, Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, a bilingual board book and illustrator of the picture book I Will Be Fierce. Nidhi draws and dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and kid.

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October 3, 2017
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Inked digitally in Flash
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Colored with Flash and Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq
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