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Tea Time
by Karthica Tharmalingam

This is a story all about Veera and his perspective on tea time. Each evening, his parents—amma and appa—enjoy tea together. And when his relatives—mamma, mammi, and Anjali—visit, it becomes a tea party. Tea time is their time for family, stories, laughter, and love. Filled with beautiful illustrations that honour the tea ritual, Tea Time is a heartwarming story that spotlights a Tamil family sharing their culture and language with the next generation.

Karthica Tharmalingam is an early childhood educator and writer. To contribute to the diverse literature slowly appearing on bookshelves, Karthica was determined to write a children’s book that represents the Tamil community and culture, as well as other cultures that engage in tea time at home. Tea Time is her first book. Karthica lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, Jay, and baby Veera.


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