School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 3-Exuberant color photographs reflect the nature of the Hindu celebration that commemorates the triumph of good over evil and the beginning of spring. Here, the mythic root of the holiday and the contemporary ways of celebrating it are explained in terms simple enough for young listeners and readers, Hindu and non-Hindu alike. Several photos show the vibrant colors of the gulal with which celebrants powder one another, and their joyful participation in being dusted-or soaked in colored water-is apparent. The Hindu population of the U.S. continues to grow, and this brief title is a welcome choice as it serves both to broaden existing holiday collections and to introduce this religion to young America readers.-Coop Renner, Blackshear Elementary School, Austin, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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