‘Diwali in My New Home’: A Picture Book about Celebrating the Festival in a New Country

HOUSTON: This Diwali comes with a picture book, Diwali In My New Home, a story about a little girl Priya, who loves being with family and friends to watch fireworks and celebrate Diwali. But this

year Priya and her parents are living in the United States, and no one seems to know about the holiday. Priya misses the traditions in India. But as she strings lights outside and creates rangoli art, Priya introduces the festival of lights to her neighbors. And even though the celebration is different this year, it’s still Diwali.

Joyful and heart-warming, Diwali In My New Home is sure to be a favorite for all ages. It is full of vibrant colors and skillful illustrations that will have you captivated by every page. It is the perfect choice for beginner readers and especially for immigrant children who are missing home. This story will give hope that culture and traditions live on no matter where you are and that the people around you are what make every day so special. A picture book for children to be embrace their culture and to celebrate who they are.

Shachi Kaushik is a bilingual Hindi-English children’s media enthusiast who is passionate about sharing stories of cultural diversity and authenticity. Shachi Kaushik migrated to North America about a decade ago, but her journey of self-discovery and writing stories has just started.

Join Shachi for a special Diwali Story Time  at the Brazo Bookstore on Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 10:30am