Ritu Weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar (Yali Books, 2020). Ayesha will not let anything stand in the way of her Ritu didi getting married to her beloved Chandni. Narvankar’s story, set in present-day India, invites young readers to join in a wedding celebration of two young women who are supported by their family and friends despite the prejudices of the community. (Grades K-3)
Award Status: Honorable Mention
Author: Ameya Narvankar
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