The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek ShrayaThe Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya

The Boy & the Bindi

byVivek ShrayaIllustratorRajni Perera

Paper over Board | September 1, 2016

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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 the author of the young-adult collection God Loves Hair, the novel She of the Mountains, the poetry book even this page is white, and the children's picture book (with Rajni Perera) The Boy & the Bindi (all published by Arsenal Pulp Press), as well as I'm Afraid of Men and What I Love About Being QUEER. She is editor of...
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Title:The Boy & the BindiFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:38 pages, 8.3 × 11.32 × 0.28 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551526689

ISBN - 13:9781551526683

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As a story, it's beautifully told, and the bright and colourful hand-painted illustrations complement the text perfectly. A great addition to a classroom bookshelf or home library. -Canadian Children's Booknews (Recommended)