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A Dupatta Is… by Marzieh Abbas and Anu Chouhan

Hello, Marzieh Abbas! Welcome to Watch. Connect. Read.! Thank you for stopping by to celebrate your debut picture book, A Dupatta Is…   Marzieh Abbas: Mr. Schu, thank you for hosting the cover reveal for A Dupatta Is… I love the moment Anu Chouhan’s captures on the cover. What ran through your head (or your heart) the first time you saw the final cover? Marzieh Abbas:  Anu Chouhan’s illustrations are so charming! When I saw the cover I couldn’t believe how well Anu captured the vibe of the text. Like the little girl, the text swings between informing its readers, in an expository fashion, what a dupatta is, and then following up with the refrain: But a dupatta is so much more… I love that the colors of her clothes are primarily those of the Pakistan flag and how closely she resembles my five-year-old daughter! All a complete coincidence! When did you know you needed to write A Dupatta Is… ? Marzieh Abbas:  I was reading FRY BREAD to my kids for the first time when the idea struck. I ha

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