Leila In Saffron

Leila is a Pakistani-American girl visiting her naani (her maternal grandmother) for dinner.  She has low self-esteem until her naani tells her that the saffron color of her scarf suits her. Leila describes her evening using all of her senses and sees herself as a beautiful girl with a unique identity.  Detailed, colorful gouache illustrations show the colors of lentils, pomegranates, cucumbers, and saffron.  A glossary of Arabic and Hindi words is included. mjw
Title: Leila In Saffron
Author: Rukhsanna Guidroz
: Dinara Mirtalipova
: Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
: 2019
Original Language
: English
: 978-1-534425644
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: Persian-Indian and Chinese
Author’s residence
: Hawaii, U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Illustrator’s residence
: Ohio, U.S.
: Family origins, Identity, Multigenerational, Muslim fiction, Pakistani-Americans, Self acceptance, Self-discovery

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