Pashmina: Uncovering Secrets and Self-Discovery

Pashmina Nidhi Chanani First Second October 3, 2017 We’re all familiar with the intricately-patterned Indian shawls known as pashminas. In Nidhi Chanani’s debut graphic novel, published through First Second Books, a pashmina serves as a conduit to a homeland that exists in the feisty protagonist’s imagination before delivering her a sense of clarity – and eventually peace – about her mysterious birth. Priyanka “Pri” Das is a San Francisco teen living the average life of a first-generation immigrant, complete with the classic overbearing Indian mother and caring extended family. Like most first-generation kids, she must endure her mother’s strictness...

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