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Diwali in My New Home

Diwali in My New Home

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Priya 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.

A heartwarming story of celebrating in a new place and sharing the Hindu festival of lights with those unfamiliar with the holiday.


"From drawing colorful rangolis to cleaning the house to welcome the goddess Lakshmi to lighting the clay lamps, the book offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the festival. The text is simple and unfussy, complemented by illustrations in a similar vein."


"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."

Indo American News

"This book is a great representation of the power of sharing your family's cultural with new friends."

Common Sense Media

"This charming picture book deftly introduces the various rituals of Diwali in an appropriate way for young readers . . . Although there are few words on the page, which is perfect for beginners, the illustrated background of her bedroom has plenty of visual cues about Priya's identity that close readers will notice and enjoy. . . . the author introduces a diverse cast of characters into what becomes a blended Indian-American celebration that highlights the way difference doesn't have to be less or more, just different."

School Library Journal

Product Info

  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506484075
  • eBook ISBN 9781506484082
  • Age Early Grades (5-8 years)
  • Dimensions 8.25 x 10.25
  • Pages 32
  • Publication Date September 27, 2022