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Namaste Is a Greeting

Discover namaste's many meanings in a simple lyrical text, paired with a charmingly detailed visual narrative about a little girl's kindness.

Namaste calms your heart when things aren't going right.
Namaste is saying "You matter."


What is namaste? It's found in a smile, a friendship, a celebration. It exists in silence; it can be said when you're happy or when you're feeling low. For one small girl in a bustling city, namaste ("I bow to you") is all around her as she and her mother navigate a busy marketplace—and when she returns with a little plant and chooses to give it to an elderly neighbor, it can be seen in the caring bond between them. In a sweet, universal text, debut author Suma Subramaniam shines a light on a word with significance far beyond yoga class, while artist Sandhya Prabhat makes the concept of mindfulness come alive in delightful illustrations likely to draw children in again and again.

- Suma Subramaniam (Author), Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
- 32 pages
- 7.9 inches W x 11.4 inches L
- Hardcover
- Candlewick
- Ages 4 to 8
- 2022
- Children's
- Item #: 978-1536217834