Blog Tour/ Pashmina

About the Book:

Title: PASHMINA

Author: Nidhi Chanani

Pub. Date: October 3, 2017

Publisher: First Second

Pages: 176

Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook

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Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions―the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

 

About Nidhi:

Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer. She is the owner of Everyday Love Art. Her debut graphic novel, Pashmina, will be released by First Second Books in October 2017. She recently illustrated Misty – The Proud Cloud, a children’s book by Hugh Howey. She is an instructor in the Master of Fine Arts, Comics program at the California College of Arts.

Nidhi was born in Calcutta and raised in suburban southern California. She holds a degree in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates because it makes her happy – with the hope that it can make others happy, too. In April of 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change.

Her media appearances include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and BBC Radio. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, the Women’s March, My Modern Met, Bored Panda and India Times. Nidhi has worked with Disney, ABC, Airbnb, Sony, Microsoft, State Farm Insurance and a variety of other clients. Her non-fiction comics have appeared in the Nib. Everyday Love Art products are sold in retail shops across the country, including the San Francisco International Airport, Books Inc., and Therapy stores.

Nidhi draws and dreams every day with her husband, daughter and their two cats in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Giveaway Details:

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of PASHMINA, US Only. 

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/25/2017- BookHounds YA– Excerpt

9/26/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

9/27/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Review

9/28/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt

9/29/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

Week Two:

10/2/2017- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

10/3/2017- Ex Libris– Review

10/4/2017- Wandering Bark Books– Excerpt

10/5/2017- A Backwards Story– Review

10/6/2017- Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook– Review

 

 

Comments

  1. Lisa Maucione says:

    There sounds like a lot to love about this book – an important topic, it’s imaginative, and it’s heartwarming. The format is one that students will be attracted to, as well. Definitely one to check out.

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