Pashmina - Nidhi Chanani
Priyanka Das is torn between two worlds: the complicated social sphere of her American high school and the India of her family history and imagination. Pri can only dream of glamorous India—the samosas, Diwali celebrations and colorful saris—based on fragments of family stories. That is, until she finds an enchanted Pashmina (First Second, $16.99 PB/$21.99 HB) that will change her perspective. As her world grows larger and her horizons expand, she finds unexpected answers to long-standing questions. Graphic novelist Nidhi Chanani shows that self-discovery can be difficult, and sometimes even painful, no matter where you are. Ages 11-14.