Celebrate the Holidays: Diwali with Mitali Banerjee Ruths

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PBS Books presents this Author Talk with children’s author Mitali Banerjee Ruths about her new book Archie Celebrates Diwali.

Join us the week of Diwali to learn about this important holiday through Archie’s family’s celebration. Part of the Hindu tradition and celebrated throughout India, Diwali is the festival of lights.  Enjoy learning about Archie’s struggle to fit in and share part of her own culture.  Learn about Ruths’s inspiration, creative process, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Plus, enjoy a festive hands-on activity!

About the Author

Mitali Banerjee Ruths grew up celebrating Hindu festivals with her family. She is an American living in Canada who sometimes still dreams about being an astronaut. Archie Celebrates Diwali is her first book.

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