Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580893084, 91pp.
Publication Date: February 2007
Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family. When Naima's rash effort to help puts her family deeper in debt, she draws on her resourceful nature and her talents to bravely save the day. Includes a glossary of Bangla words and an author's note about a changing Bangladesh and microfinance.
Jamie Hogan grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. She began her freelance career in Boston, with work appearing frequently in the Boston Globe. She taught editorial ilustration at the Art Institute of Boston and became active in the Graphic Arts Guild. Her illustrations have been included in American Illustration, PRINT Magazine, Graphis, and the Society of illustrators.