Mama's Saris (Hardcover)

By Pooja Makhijani, Elena Gomez (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316011051, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

List Price: 16.99*
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When a young girl eyes her mother's suitcase full of gorgeous silk, cotton and embroidered saris, she decides that she, too, should wear one, even though she is too young for such clothing. When the mother finally realizes how important it is for her little girl to feel like a big girl on her seventh birthday, she dresses up her daughter in the folds of a blue sari. Feeling grown-up and very pretty, the daughter is thrilled to look just like her mother, even if only for a day. Mama's Saris captures an elegant snapshot of every girl's wish to play dress up.

About the Author

Pooja Makhijani's writing for young adults has been published by teen literary magazine, Cicada. She is the editor of the Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America: How Girls Experience Race in America, an anthology of essays. She earned a Masters in Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005 and is currently an Associate Editor for Weekly Reader, an educational magazine with games, quizzes, and articles for kids.Elena Gomez has illustrated a number of children's books including A World of Prayers, Elliot and the Big Wave, The House that Jack Built, and Through the Heart of the Jungle. She has also illustrated greeting cards, posters and calendars.