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My bindi / written by Gita Varadarajan ; Illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan.

Varadarajan, Gita, (author.). Sreenivasan, Archana, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1338598813
  • ISBN: 9781338598810
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic inc. 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Divya is scared to put on the bindi for the first time. What if she gets made fun of? What will it feel like? But Amma assures her that her bindi will bring protection. After Divya looks inside Amma's special box to find the perfect bindi to put on, she gazes in the mirror and discovers a new side of herself, and it gives her strength. In this tender debut picture book, author Gita Varadarajan crafts a powerful story about belonging, embracing your heritage, and believing in yourself. Archana Sreenivasan's vibrant and magical illustrations bring to life this journey of self-discovery. My Bindi is a universal message of the importance finding oneself and celebrating the unique beliefs and experiences that make us who we
Target Audience Note:
AD570L Lexile
Decoding demand: 69 (high) Semantic demand: 82 (very high) Syntactic demand: 78 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Tilaks > Juvenile fiction.
Hindu children > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books > Juvenile literature.
Tilaka > Ouvrages illustrés > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Genre: Picture books.
Children's stories.
Didactic fiction.
Stories in rhyme.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE VAR (Text) 0001002424768 JUV Easy New Available -

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