Nadia's Hands

by Karen English (Author) Jonathan Weiner (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
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.

Review quotes

"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

"Children will enjoy the wedding story, and many will recognize how a family custom can be a source of both embarrassment and pride." —Booklist
Karen English
Karen English is a former elementary school teacher who lives in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for children. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two young sons.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
December 20, 2009

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