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Ritu Weds Chandni

Words and Art by Ameya Narvankar


Ayesha is excited to attend her cousin Ritu’s wedding. She can’t wait to dance at the baraat ceremony! But not everyone is happy that Ritu is marrying her girlfriend Chandni. Some have even vowed to stop the celebrations. Will Ayesha be able to save her cousin’s big day?

Centering Ayesha’s love for her cousin as much as it showcases Ritu and Chandni’s love for each other, this warmhearted debut from Ameya Narvankar celebrates the power of young voices to stand up against prejudice and bigotry. 


Picture Book | 5-7 Years | Grades K-2

978-1-949528-94-7 (Hardcover)

978-1-949528-93-0 (Paperback)

978-1-949528-92-3 (eBook)


Civil rights, LGBTQ+, Same-sex weddings, Cultural celebrations, Homophobia, Communities & neighborhoods, Hindu wedding

Lexile: AD720L