My Saree (Hardcover)

My Saree By Gita Varadarajan, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image

My Saree (Hardcover)


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A sweet and joyful story of self-discovery and identity from the same celebrated creative team who brought us My Bindi, and the co-author of the bestselling middle grade story Save Me a Seat.

I look in the mirror, I see me in my saree. And my heart is full... In my beautiful peacock blue saree. I bring my palms together and smile. "Namaste, I am Divya, and this is my saree."

Divya loves her mother's sarees. Each one is unique; some are soft and silky, some are stiff and crisp, and some dazzle with gold and silver. And she can't wait for the day when she's old enough to wear one herself! It's Heritage Night at school and everyone gets to share something from their culture with the class. Divya hopes this is her chance to finally wear her first saree. Will Divya get to wear one after all?

In this tender follow-up to My Bindi, author Gita Varadarajan's lyrical and moving text is accompanied with Archana Sreenivasan's charming and vibrant illustrations and bring to life another beautiful story as a young girl discovers a new way to embrace her Indian culture.

Gita Varadarajan was born and raised in India. She has worked with children all over the world, and now teaches second grade in Princeton, New Jersey. Save Me a Seat, written with Sarah Weeks, was her first novel.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338834147
ISBN-10: 1338834142
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English

Praise for Save Me a Seat:

* "A novel treatment of a familiar situation delivered with fizz and aplomb." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Through their struggles, Ravi and Joe will capture the hearts of readers and inspire fans to cheer for them just as loudly as they did for Auggie from R.J. Palacio's Wonder (Knopf, 2010) and Ally from Linda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree (Penguin, 2015)." -- School Library Journal