Books by Yoshiko Jaeggi

Released: April 1, 2015

"Everyone will want to attend this wedding. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Who would have thought that the bride's younger sister must steal the groom's shoes at an Indian wedding ceremony? Not Sona. Read full book review >
I AM TAMA, LUCKY CAT by Wendy Henrichs
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Superficially attractive but ultimately misses the mark. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
This quiet retelling of a popular legend will have limited appeal. Read full book review >
MY DADIMA WEARS A SARI by Kashmira Sheth
Released: March 1, 2007

Rupa's grandmother wears beautiful saris every day, and Rupa wants to know if she ever gets tired of them. "Never," Dadima answers. A sari, she explains, can become a fan, a pouch for collecting seashells or an umbrella, just for starters. Rupa, entranced, decides to tie a knot in the corner of Dadima's pallu—the end of her sari—to remind her to give Rupa a hug. When Rupa's younger sister Neha appears, Dadima shows the girls more of her saris, explains a bit about each—she still has her first sari, her wedding sari and the one she was wearing when she came to America—and shows the girls how to wear them. "We look like you," Rupa says. Dadima hugs her, and Rupa quietly unties the knot she made earlier. A strong depiction of family, this story shows how meaningful traditional clothing can be. Includes a personal note from the author detailing her own memories and associations with saris as well as photographs and instructions on how to wrap one. (Picture book. 4-7)Read full book review >