In Deborah Heiligman’s inviting global odyssey of the Hindu holiday we learn that Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and of light and darkness. Although celebrated differently in different places, Diwali is universally viewed as a time of great joy, celebrated with fireworks, sweets and gifts. Celebrate Diwali brings to life the holiday’s traditions, food, and celebration rituals. The informative back matter includes Diwali recopies, a glossary, a Diwali card game, a map, and a resource list of books and Websites. Also included is a note to parents and teachers form the book’s consultant, Dr. Vasudha Narayanan.