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Lights for Gita - Cover
Lights for Gita
Rachana Gilmore, Tilbury House, Publishers Gardiner, ME 2007
It's the Hindu holiday of Divali, the festival of lights celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Gita's family is new to the United States and it doesn't seem like Divali to Gita. With stormy weather outside and the power going out at home, there won't be any of the fireworks she'd told her friends about. Gita's lights the diyas (oil lamps) for the festival and goes outside to meet her friend, where she notices the glow of the light on the grounds and trees outside.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Immigrant, Asian American, Hindu
Special Topics: Friendship, Celebrations and Holidays
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Global Awareness