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Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal (The Children's Book Podcast #421)

January 30, 2018

FESTIVAL OF COLORS

 

Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Seghal are the authors of Festival of Colors, a new picture book celebrating Holi, the traditional Hindu spring festival. In this conversation Kabir and Sue talk about the celebration as a representation of true Indian culture. They share the harmony and respect for others that's at the heart of Holi and Kabir and Sue lift up the colors as the star character of the story. 

  

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Learn all about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, in this lush picture book from bestselling mother/son duo Surishtha Sehgal and Kabir Sehgal.

 

Spring is here, and it's almost time for Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival. And when at last the big day comes, they gather with their friends, family, and neighbors for a vibrant celebration of fresh starts, friendship, forgiveness, and, of course, fun.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Kabir Sehgal started his class newspaper in second grade and has been writing ever since. A bestselling author of several books, he is also a jazz bassist and Grammy Award–winning producer. He lives in New York City. 

 

Purchase Kabir's books for you or your readers HERE.

 

And visit Kabir Sehgal online at kabir.cc.

 

 

Surishtha Sehgal was a university professor for many years and now enjoys reading to children during story time. She is the founder of a nonprofit organization that promotes social responsibility among students, and she serves on the boards of two universities and a national arts center. She lives in Atlanta.

BECOME A FAN

 

Purchase Sue's books for you or your readers HERE.

 

And visit Sue Sehgal online at www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Surishtha-Sehgal.

 

 

A MESSAGE FOR YOUR STUDENTS: 

 

 

 

OTHER BOOKS BY KABIR AND SURISHTHA:

 

 

*This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links will support the costs of maintaining the podcast, webcomic, and other materials associated with this site. 

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