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Picture Book Hour Live! Rajani LaRocca: I'll Go and Come Back

Picture Book Hour Live! Rajani LaRocca: I'll Go and Come Back

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 10:30AM ET
Event Location: 
Offline
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for a special Picture Book Hour with author Rajani LaRocca, reading I'll Go and Come Back.

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Books will be available for purchase at the event, but you can ensure that you get a copy by preordering on the registration page. You can pick your book up after 10:00AM on the day of the event.

Can't make it to the event? Preorder the book on the registration page to have it signed and personalized, and choose to have it held or shipped from the store!

 

I'll Go and Come Back

A tender, beautifully illustrated story about a girl in America and her grandmother in India, whose love stretches between languages and cultures—and across the world.

When Jyoti visits her grandmother halfway around the world, she is overwhelmed by the differences between India and home. At first she feels lonely and out of place, but soon, despite a language barrier, she and Sita Pati are able to understand each other. They form a bond—looking at books together, making designs with colored sand, shopping at the market, playing games, eating chapatis, and sipping warm milk with saffron to bring sweet dreams. When it’s time to part, Jyoti doesn’t want to leave, but then she remembers that in Tamil, people don’t say goodbye, they say “I’ll go and come back.” Sure enough, the two reunite the next summer when Pati visits Jyoti in America, and it’s Jyoti’s turn to make her grandmother feel welcome. Can they create some special memories that will last until the next time they see each other?

Rajani LaRocca was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area, where she practices medicine and writes award-winning books for young people, including the Newbery Honor winning novel in verse, Red, White, and Whole.