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Book Review: Ritu Weds Chandni

This book aimed at kids 5-7 years old and coming December 2020 is a great, sweet read, and a beautifully illustrated work. Not only does it handle topics of acceptance, homophobia, traditions, but also gives kids a clear acceptance and love message.

When I saw this gorgeous book was available for review at NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read it. I’ve been a voracious reader since I was 4 years old. I would go to the library every day since I started school, even though people didn’t believe me when I said I could actually read. That’s why I kind of have a soft spot for kids’ books.

To find diverse children’s books, like this one, fills me with happiness. I can see myself giving this book away as a gift to my friends and family with small kids. It’s a wonderful book on its own, but as a way of opening a kid, or serving as a tool for parents to show their kids different cultures, and types of loves, it also stands out.

Official Blurb:

Ayesha is excited to attend her cousin Ritu’s wedding. She can’t wait to dance at the baraat ceremony! But not everyone is happy that Ritu is marrying her girlfriend Chandni. Some have even vowed to stop the celebrations. Will Ayesha be able to save her cousin’s big day?

Centering Ayesha’s love for her cousin as much as it showcases Ritu and Chandni’s love for each other, this warmhearted debut from Ameya Narvankar celebrates the power of young voices to stand up against prejudice and bigotry.

I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

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