A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India
In this #OwnVoices book inspired by the author’s hometown of Chennai, India, a girl explores the vibrant rainbow of delights in a southern Indian street market as she searches for a gift for her amma (mother). Educational endnotes explain all the items on sale and introduce readers to markets around the world.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
★ “An excellent story for young readers to enhance their understanding of color and an aspect of traditional Indian culture” – School Library Journal, starred review
★ “A must-have for primary libraries seeking fresh material” – Foreword Reviews, starred review
“A beautiful exploration of color, a cultural touchstone, and an engaging read-aloud” – Booklist
“A culturally authentic journey” – Kirkus Reviews
“Sriram’s spare, lyrical text powers an engaging narrative brimming with sensory details that make every scene come alive” – Jama’s Alphabet Soup