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This video tells the incredible story that inspired the celebration, Diwali! Cartoon characters and easy narrative makes it easy to follow.

India is in line to overtake China for the most populated country in the world. Population means the number of people living in an area. Recently, China’s population growth has slowed down. This means that India could take the lead sooner than experts predicted. As of 2021, 1.3 billion people live in India.

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Making Connections


Indian Americans bring Eastern traditions to the United States. Have you ever participated in activities that may be based off Indian traditions?


Have you read other books about immigrants in America? What do they have in common with this title? How are they different?


Can you think of any holidays like Diwali where people light lamps or candles? What do they represent?

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