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Winter 2019 PGC Master Catalogue

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The Yellow Suitcase
By (author): Meera Sriram Illustrated by: Meera Sethi
9780999658413 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 10 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying Mar 22, 2019
$25.50 CAD
Active 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.36 in 40 pages Color illustrations throughout Penny Candy Books
InThe Yellow Suitcase by Meera Sriram, Asha travels with her parents from America to India to mourn her grandmother’s passing. Asha’s grief and anger are compounded by the empty yellow suitcase usually reserved for gifts to and from Grandma, but when she discovers a gift left behind just for her, Asha realizes that the memory of her grandmother will live on inside her, no matter where she lives.Â

Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S. at the turn of the millennium. An electrical engineer in her past life, she now enjoys writing for children and advocating early and multicultural literacy. Meera has co-authored several books published in India. She believes in the transformative power of stories and writes on cross-cultural experiences that often take her back to her roots. Meera loves yoga and chai, and lives with her husband and two children in Berkeley, California.
Meera Sethi is a Canadian visual artist whose interdisciplinary practice encompasses a range of mediums to pose questions about the relationship between migration, diaspora, identity, and hybridity. Meera's work is in the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Wedge Collection and has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Mississuaga, L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, among other national and international venues. She has been awarded multiplegrants from the Toronto, Ontario, and Canada arts councils. Her work has been featured in NBC, NPR,The Toronto Star,The Globe and Mail,The Fader,Vice,VOGUE India, CNN, MTV and numerous other print and online publications. Meera lives and works in Toronto.

"In this beautifully bittersweet expression of love and loss, Asha mourns her grandma’s death while learning to treasure her life and memory. With two long braids, bright blue glasses, a cheerful collection of knee-high socks, and a grieving heart, Asha travels from California to India to attend the funeral. The warmth of Indian culture is evident all around, from bold colors, patterns, and traditions to the patient understanding and support that the family shows each other as theyheal together."—Foreword Reviews,starred review

"This thoughtful picture book provides a rare and necessary perspective, free of tropes and clichés: that of the contemporary bicultural child whose heart is in two places, India and California. The focus on Asha’s feelings gives this book powerful bibliotherapeutic value, and the ending brings a gentle and satisfying resolution."—Amina Chaudhri, Booklist

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