Featured book at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Winner of the 2020 South Asia Book Award for Children's Literature.
“A beautifully rendered, touching celebration of sharing traditions across generations and cultures." —Kirkus (Starred Review)
Priya lives in the United States and her family is from India. She feels the magic of the place her family comes from through her Babi Ba’s colorful descriptions of India—from the warm smell of spices to the swish-swish sound of a rustling sari. Together, Priya and Babi Ba make their heritage live on through the traditions that they infuse into their everyday lives.
Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala is a celebration of the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, the threads that connect each of us to our heritage, and the power of sharing our traditions with others.
Meenal Patel is an Indian-American artist, designer, and author based in San Francisco, California. She is inspired by family, strong women, textures in nature, little joys from everyday life, and her Indian-American heritage. Her work has been recognized by Print, Communication Arts, and How International.
"A beautifully rendered, touching celebration of sharing traditions across generations and cultures." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)