Priyanka is an Indian-American teenage girl, living with her mother who left for the United States when she was the same age as Priyanka. Priyanka is curious about her heritage and her father, but her mother changes the subject whenever Priyanka asks those questions. One day Priyanka finds a pashmina scarf from her mother’s suitcase. That is not just an ordinary pashmina; it has magical powers and can take Priyanka to a place she has never been before.
Pashmina is a contemporary graphic novel about a typical teenager who deals with mean girls at school and has trouble communicating with her parent. Through incredible journeys with the pashmina, Priyanka learns about love and family relationships, and discovers self-realization. This sweet fantasy story would be enjoyable not only for middle and high school students but also for adults of all ages who are interested in rediscovering the world through the eyes of a child. In addition, you can find the glossary at the back of the book to help with learning about Hindi language words used in the book.