Priya plans a henna-night party that is out-of-this-world in the second installment of this full-color early chapter book series!
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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Priya’s party-planning business is hired to put together a henna-night party for teenagers! Priya gets more and more nervous as she struggles to find a theme for the party. What do TEENAGERS like?! All she knows for sure is that this party will help save endangered pangolins! So can Priya create a perfect henna-night party or will it be a flop?
With speech bubbles, easy-to-read text, and vibrant artwork on every page, this series is perfect for newly independent readers!
About the Author
Aaliya Jaleel is a freelance illustrator, designer, and visual development artist. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Arts & Technology. She is the illustrator of Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, Under My Hijab, Muslim Girls Rise, and the Scholastic Branches series, The Party Diaries. Mitali Banerjee Ruths grew up in Houston, Texas and dreamed of becoming an astronaut someday. She has worked as a babysitter, an ice cream seller, and a medical doctor. She is the author of the picture book Archie Celebrates Diwali, and the Scholastic Branches early chapter book series, The Party Diaries. Mitali now works as a creative director at a software company and lives in Canada with her husband, three kids, and their dog, Tux.
Praise for Archie Celebrates Diwali by Mitali Banerjee Ruths:
"This sweet picture book about sharing Diwali will ring true in many households." -- Kirkus Reviews
"An upbeat story about the holiday and a reassuring portrayal of childhood anxieties." -- Booklist