The Boy & the Bindi

byVivek ShrayaIllustratorRajni Perera

September 1, 2016|
The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya
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In this beautiful children''s picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old boy becomes fascinated with his mother''s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by South Asian women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself.

Beautifully illustrated with hand paintings by Rajni Perera, The Boy & the Bindi is a joyful celebration of gender and cultural difference.

Ages 4 to 8.

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Her books include I''m Afraid of Men, The Subtweet, even this page is white, She of the Mountains, Death Threat, and The Boy & the Bindi, and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part-Time Woman, was nominated fo...
Title:The Boy & the Bindi
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:38 pages, 8.2 X 11.1 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:38 pages, 8.2 X 11.1 X 0.4 in
Published:September 1, 2016
Publisher:Arsenal Pulp Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551526683

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