Lights for Gita

  • Illustrated By: Alice Priestley
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:immigrant families, Divali celebrations, multicultural household, Indo-Canadian life
  • Available:09/22/1994
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
Gita’s family has only recently emigrated from India. Although she misses her relatives and friends, she has already made some friends in her new home. Today, she is looking forward to her favourite holiday – Divali, a festival of lights with fireworks, laughter and exchanges of sweets. But Gita’s plans soon fall apart and she becomes homesick and sad. Children from all backgrounds will love this warm and caring story.
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book   | 1995  |  Commended