Short Bio

Darshana Khiani is an author, engineer, and advocate for South Asian children’s literature. She is infinitely curious about the world and enjoys sharing her findings with young readers. If she can make a child laugh even better. Her debut picture book, How to Wear a Sari (Versify), was an Amazon Editors’ Pick. She enjoys hiking, solving jigsaw puzzles, and traveling. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and a furry pup.

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My First Favorites:

  1. First favorite song: Tide is High by Blondie
  2. First favorite book: What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry
  3. First favorite subject: Math (ironically English was my worst … but I loved creative writing!)
  4. First favorite color: lavender
  5. First favorite foods: pizza and pav bhaji (similar to a vegetarian sloppy joe)