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Easy-to-read text paired with colorful photos and informative captions introduces readers to an Indian holiday, Diwali. The origin of Diwali is described, including its roots in the Hindu religion and its association with the goddess Lakshmi. Readers are introduced to the holiday's customs, such as cleaning the home, wearing new clothes, giving gifts of sweets, decorating with rangoli, and lighting lamps and fireworks. Also discussed is the holiday's connection with the start of a new business year. Features include table of contents, map, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF026090, JNF049090, JNF052020
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2014
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Buddy Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2014-01-01
ISBN 9781624031830, 9781629680675
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 8.75
Lexile 720
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 165014
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Julie Murray