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Cover reveal! Shachi Kaushik’s Diwali in My New Home

Look at this beautiful cover for Shachi Kaushik’s DIWALI IN MY NEW HOME, illustrated by Aishwarya Tandon. DIWALI IN MY NEW HOME is Shachi’s debut picture book.

According to publisher Beaming Books, Shachi’s story helps a girl named Priya navigate moving to a new house:

image of a girl making rangoli art at the entrance of a suburban home“Priya loves being with family and friends to watch fireworks and celebrate Diwali. But this year Priya and her parents are living in the United States, and no one seems to know about the holiday. Priya misses the traditions in India. But as she strings lights outside and creates rangoli art, Priya introduces the festival of lights to her neighbors. And even though the celebration is different this year, it’s still Diwali.

A heartwarming story of celebrating in a new place and sharing the Hindu festival of lights with those unfamiliar with the holiday.”

Headshot of Shachi in blue top

Shachi’s website notes she is a “budding writer, picture book reviewer, and a storyteller, with a singular focus on introducing children to a new language and culture through picture books.” You can find her at Stories By Shachi. Congrats, Shachi!