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SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

SHELF: NWAW’s September must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

“Hot, Hot Roti for Dadda-ji”
Written by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min
Lee & Low Books, 2011

Whenever Aneel’s grandparents visit, they tell him stories about their lives growing up in an Indian village.

During one particular visit, Aneel’s grandfather, Dadda-ji, tells him that when he was a boy, Dadda-ji had the power of a tiger, thanks to fluffy-puffy hot, hot roti with a bit of tongue-burning mango pickle. After Dadda-ji ate the roti, a type of pan-fried flatbread, he could wrestle water buffaloes, tie cobras into knots, swing three elephants by their tales, and even touch the sky with his bare feet. Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 40 | 10/1-10/7Comments (0)

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