Reminiscent of Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow’s Mommy’s Khimar, this beautifully woven tale about the bonds of love, culture, and memory follows a young girl learning about her family history through her grandmother’s katha chest.
Asiya loves to visit Nanu’s house where she can rummage through Nanu’s katha chest filled with quilts. There are stories in each of the quilts that her Nanu has collected through the years, all about the bold and brave women in Asiya’s family. Among all of the games and exciting things at Nanu’s house, Asiya thinks these hidden histories are the grandest treasure.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-1760524326 Ages 4-9
Keywords: cultural identity, quilts, heritage, grandmother, self image, Asia, girls and women, diversity, diverse books, family, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, multicultural