The Boy & The Bindi by Rajni Perera, Vivek Shraya

The Boy & The Bindi

Rajni Perera, Vivek Shraya

fiction childrens lgbtqia+ lighthearted reflective slow-paced

32 pages | first published 2016


A beautiful children’s picture book that showcases a young Indian boy’s fascination with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women. Rather than chastise her son, she teaches him about its cultural significance and doesn’t flinch...
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inspiring 66%
lighthearted 66%
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informative 33%
reflective 33%


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