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When Nadia is chosen to be a flower girl in Auntie Laila's traditional Pakistani wedding, her hands are decorated with beautiful designs made with mehndi, and she comes to understand the rich culture she has inherited.
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""A redeeming story that introduces this beautiful, elaborate traditional art that has recently gained much popularity in the United States.""--Multicultural Review
"Children will enjoy the wedding story, and many will recognize how a family custom can be a source of both embarrassment and pride." --"Booklist"
"How the strength of time-honored traditions and the warmth and love of a large extended family transform Nadia's feelings about her hands make an affecting . . . story." --"Kirkus Reviews"
Karen English is the author of "Just Right Stew, "along with many other books for children. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jonathan Weiner is an artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he lives in New York City.
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