Sep 25, 2020
Meera Sriram (@Meeratsriram)
shares A GIFT FROM AMMA: MARKET DAY IN INDIA, illustrated by
Marionna Cabassa. I am always keeping an eye out for books that
take the familiar and reshape and reshare in a new way. In this
book, we take a color walk alongside our main character, noticing
pinks and blacks and reds and all of the other colors of the
market. But this isn’t just a walk for the eyes. It’s a walk for
all the senses. Readers watch the charcoal black roast sweetcorn
and kebabs while hearing the black drums beat and boom. They smell
the powdery spice scent of turmeric, yellow like sunshine dust,
while hearing a yellow rickshaw pass. Meera has captured the
sensory experience of the markets she grew up visiting and she
shares them with all of our readers. It is a place you’ll want to
visit over and over again. And centering all of this is a child’s
love for her mother.
You can access even more information about this book and its
author by visiting www.matthewcwinner.com/blog.
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