My Diwali Light (Holiday Books)

My Diwali Light by Raakhee Mirchandani, illustrated by Supriya Kelkar revels in the lights and colors of Diwali, the autumnal festival of lights that is celebrated by followers of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths. In My Diwali Light, readers share Devi’s excitement as her family prepares to celebrate Diwali by cleaning the house and cooking delicious desserts like mithai and besan ladoos. For the holiday, Devi’s family gathers together, dons beautiful new garments, hangs strings of golden marigolds and bright lights around the house, and decorates their home with rangoli, intricate designs made with colored rice. Finally, as Devi’s family gathers for prayers, Devi says she prays that “my Diwali light shines all year long.”