Storytime at WORD with PRIYA PARIKH

04/23/2022 - 11:30am

Start your Saturday with WORD and dancer and creator PRIYA PARIKH! Priya will read from her book, DANCING DEVI
 

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Devi knows that she's a good dancer. In fact, she's one of the best bharatanatyam dancers at her dance school. So she's very upset when she learns she's lost the big dance competition. Her mom is a perfect dancer and Devi needs to be, too. Devi vows to practice her facial expressions and footwork until her dance is flawless, but no matter how much she practices, she keeps making mistakes. Come along with Devi as she learns that failure is an important part of learning and growing.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Growing up, Bharatnatyam played an important role in Priya Parikh's life. Training as a Bharatanatyam dancer for more than a decade, she completed her Arangetram, a debut performance of her formal dance training, in 2009. Priya's hobbies also include creative writing and singing. She believes that creative expression is vital in the building of an inclusive world, allowing us to appreciate diversity, learn from one another, and embrace our collective humanity. 

When she's not dancing and writing, Priya is a public health professional, working with nonprofits and the public sector, to improve access to healthcare services globally. Priya holds a Bachelors in Public Health from Rutgers University and a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs.

Dancing Devi Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781735031934
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Marigold Books - February 22nd, 2022

Devi knows that she's a good dancer. In fact, she's one of the best Bharatanatyam dancers at her dance school. So she's very upset when she learns she's lost the big dance competition. Her mom is a perfect dancer and Devi needs to be, too. Devi vows to practice her facial expressions and footwork until her dance is flawless, but no matter how much she practices, she keeps making mistakes.