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My Dadima Wears a Sari - Cover
My Dadima Wears a Sari
Kashmira Sheth, Peachtree Publishers 2007
A sari isn't a costume - it's Grandmother's clothing. This gorgeous storybook is about two young sisters raised in America who learn about the beauty and art of wearing a traditional sari from their wise and loving Indian grandmother. Rupa admires the beautiful saris that Dadima wears every day, even though she wonders if her grandmother ever feels like wearing a skirt or pants instead. "I never thought about it," Dadima answers, going on to explain a sari's many surprising uses: as an umbrella, a pouch for collecting seashells, even a bandage. In the final scenes, Dadima shows her collection of saris to Rupa and her sister, and she shares the special stories behind each elegant piece of cloth.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Elders, Immigrant, Southeast Asian
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Global Awareness