Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali!

Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. Traditionally the holiday lasts for five days, during the Hindu Lunisolar month, Kartika, somewhere between Mid-October and Mid-November. Diwali symbolizes light's victory over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Visit our collection for books, both fiction and nonfiction, on this beautiful holiday!

A Holly Jolly Diwali
by
Sonya Lalli

"For the first time ever, Niki throws caution to the wind and books a last-minute flight for her friend Diya's wedding. She arrives in India just in time to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, where she meets London musician Sameer Mukherji. Maybe it's the splendor of Mumbai or the magic of the holiday season, but Niki is immediately drawn to Sam. His free-spirited nature helps Niki get in touch with her passionate and creative side, and with her Indian roots. And when she gets a new job offer back home, Niki must decide what she wants out of the next chapter of her life-to cling to the straight and narrow like always, or to take a leap of faith and live the kind of bold life of which the old Niki never would have dreamed" -- Provided by publisher.

Diwali
by
Lori Dittmer

"A kindergarten-level introduction to Diwali, covering the holiday's history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as clay lamps and rangoli designs" -- Provided by publisher.

Happy Diwali
by
Sanyukta Mathur

"This joyful family story follows a little girl from dawn to dusk as she draws rangolis to welcome guests, prepares food with her family including pani puri and chana masala, dresses up in colorful clothing, participates in the puja, and lights the diyas in honor of Diwali: the Hindu festival of lights. Excitement, history, and traditions abound in this vibrant celebration of Diwali, complete with a glossary, and delicious recipes for mango lassi, sukhe aloo, and puri." -- Amazon

Archie Celebrates Diwali
by
Mitali Banerjee Ruths

Archie is worried that her school friends won't like Diwali, her favorite Hindu holiday, and when a storm knocks out the electricity, it looks like the party may be ruined.

Binny's Diwali
by
Thrity N. Umrigar

Binny's class is learning about different holiday traditions, and today it is time for Binny to share the story of her favorite holiday, Diwali, the Festival of Lights--and she even has some special treats to give her classmates. Includes information on the five days of Diwali, what it commemorates, and its special traditions.

A Hindu Life
by
Cath Senker

Hinduism is a major world religion full of culture and tradition. Throughout all parts of life, followers of the faith take part in many important celebrations and ceremonies. Readers of this innovative volume learn about the core beliefs of Hinduism and get a sense of what it is like to follow the religion. Engaging text is paired with bright photographs that will hold the attention of readers of many ages and levels. With up-to-date and relevant information, this book is essential for those looking to learn more about Hinduism.

Crayola Diwali Colors
by
Mari C. Schuh

"Glowing oil lamps, brown henna designs, colorful rangoli artwork--colors are everywhere during Diwali! Explore the colors of Diwali through eye-catching photos and engaging text. Back matter features the Crayola® colors used throughout the book and includes a reproducible coloring page." -- Goodreads

Shubh Diwali
by
Chitra Soundar

"One family celebrates the Hindu festival of lights"-- Provided by publisher.

Diwali [board book]
by
Hannah Eliot

Introduces the Hindu holiday, discussing how it is celebrated and why it is important.

Diwali Lights [board book]
by
Rina Singh

"A dazzling board book that introduces little ones to the Indian festival of Diwali through a selection of brilliant sights and sounds."-- Provided by publisher.

¡Es Diwali! (It's Diwali!)
by
Richard Sebra

Available as an eBook in Spanish: "¿Cuál es la celebración más importante en la India? ¡El Diwali! A esta celebración también se le conoce como el festival de luces. Aprende sobre lo que hace la gente para festejar esta festividad especial. Fotografias llenas de color ilustran la belleza del evento. El texto cuidadosamente organizado en niveles provee información clave. Las preguntas de pensamiento crítico a nivel apropiado ayudan a los lectores a profundizar en la información y entender lo que hace única a esta celebración." -- Amazon

Available as a print book in English: "What's the most important holiday in India? It's Diwali! This celebration is also known as the festival of lights. Learn what people do to celebrate this special holiday. Full-color photographs illustrate the beauty of the event, and carefully leveled text provides key facts. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions help readers delve more deeply into the information and understand what makes this holiday unique." -- Amazon

By VictoriaR on November 3, 2021