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Festival of Colors

Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Holi, Hai! Holi, Hai! It’s time to prepare for the Indian springtime Festival of Colors in this delightful Classic Board Book!

It’s time for the Indian festival of Holi, a celebration of the start of spring, of new beginnings, and of good over evil. Friends, families, and neighbors wear white clothing and toss handfuls of brightly colored powders at one another until they’re all completely covered from head to toe!

Young readers will love following the young siblings gathering flowers to make the colorful powders for the big day until—poof!—it’s time for the fun to begin.

Photograph by Dave Shaugar

Dr. Surishtha Sehgal, Founder & President of the Campus Community Partnership Foundation, is a leader of a global nonprofit. Along with her son, Kabir Sehgal, she is the author of A Bucket of Blessings.

Photograph by Lisa Miller

Banker, jazz bassist, entrepreneur, political aide, and author Kabir Sehgal received degrees from Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He is the cofounder of Music For Tomorrow and works at JPMorgan in New York City. Along with his mother, Sue Sehgal, he is the author of A Bucket of Blessings.

Photograph © Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, is an artist, author, and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film and video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love for both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.

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