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Leila in saffron

by Guidroz, Rukhsanna,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 27 Libraries 28 of 35 copies
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Summary
"Glorious." -- Kirkus Reviews

A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits her grandmother's house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her.

Sometimes I'm not sure if I like being me.

When Leila looks in the mirror, she doesn't know if she likes what she sees. But when her grandmother tells her the saffron beads on her scarf suit her, she feels a tiny bit better. So, Leila spends the rest of their family dinner night on the lookout for other parts of her she does like.

Follow Leila's journey as she uses her senses of sight, smell, taste, touch to seek out the characteristics that make up her unique identity, and finds reasons to feel proud of herself, just as she is.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Assalaamualaikum, comes the family greeting from relatives sitting cross-legged on the floor. Every Friday, Leila and her family have dinner at her grandmother's. Tonight, Leila is on a search for parts of herself she likes. Will she find it in the smell of ghee? Or the Pakistani ornaments and Arabic books on the shelves, or the rainbow of spices that go in the curry? Or perhaps, just perhaps, she will find herself in a single saffron scarf. There isn't really a story being told so much as a child's lesson on positive self-image, but that's a lesson worth teaching. Every page is a vibrant celebration of Pakistani food, art, cloth, language, and culture, from mandala patterns to the elaborate rugs on the walls and the glossary with pronunciations and definitions of Arabic terms. The use of colors pomegranate, lentil, cucumber is stunning, starting with the gorgeous gold leaf of the title. Even the endpapers are exquisite. This book is a strong addition to any diverse book collection and would do well in classrooms and libraries and parents' laps alike.--Becca Worthington Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a lyrical story about identity, family origins, and self-worth, Leila sees only her "skinny arms and knobby knees" in the mirror. But during a gathering at her Naani's house, Leila looks to her family "for parts of me that I like." She notes the similarities between her smile and her aunt's, looks forward to buying books written in Arabic during her first trip to Pakistan, and regards Naani's silk scarves in "the color of lentils, bright and orange; pomegranates, juicy and rosy; cucumber skin, dark and green; and threads of saffron, gold and copper." Her careful observations lead her to discover a unique internal mosaic of influences that "make me who I am." Mirtalipova illustrates in dramatic jewel tones that capture a homey atmosphere of abundance and warmth. Ages 4-8. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Pakistani Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction.
Pakistani Americans -- Fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Mirtalipova, Dinara, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781534425644
1534425640
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