A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India

Author: Sriram, Meera
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A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India

In this critically-acclaimed book inspired by the author’s hometown of Chennai, India, a girl explores the vibrant rainbow of delights in a southern Indian street market as she searches for a gift for her amma (mother). Educational endnotes explain all the items on sale and introduce readers to markets around the world.

  • Hardcover, 32 pages
  • 8.5" x 11" 
  • South Asia Book Award Winner for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 2021
  • Foreword Indies Silver Award Winner, 2021
  • Cybil Award Nominee, 2021
  • Bank Street’s Best Children’s Book of the Year, 2021


Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S. in 1999. An engineer in the past, she now enjoys writing, leading early literacy programs and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of The Yellow Suitcase and has also co-authored several books in India. She believes in the transformative power of stories and likes to write about people, places and experiences less visible in children's literature.


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