Chaiwala! by Priti Birla Maheshwari; illustrated by Ashley Barron (Owlkids Books, 2021). When their train makes a 10-minute stop at the Jaipur station, a young girl and her mother dash to get in line for chai. Waiting for her milky spiced tea, she experiences the delicious sights, smells and sounds of the Chaiwala’s cart. Mmmm! (PreK-K)

Award Status: Highly Commended

Author: Priti Birla Maheshwari

Illustrator: Ashley Barron

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