I’m excited to reveal the book trailer for Cynsations’ own Suma Subramaniam‘s debut picture book, Namaste Is A Greeting, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat (Candlewick, Oct. 11, 2022).
From the publisher’s description:
What is namaste? It’s found in a smile, a friendship, a celebration. It exists in silence; it can be said when you’re happy or when you’re feeling low. For one small girl in a bustling city, namaste (“I bow to you”) is all around her as she and her mother navigate a busy marketplace—and when she returns with a little plant and chooses to give it to an elderly neighbor, it can be seen in the caring bond between them.
The teachers’ guide is available here.
Preorder the book here, or, for signed and personalized copies within the U.S., here or here (must call or email).
Gayleen Rabakukk holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has published numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and two regional interest books for adults. Now she focuses her energy on inspiring curiosity in young readers through stories of hope and adventure.