South Asian Kidlit

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math

Title: Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math Author: Rajani LaRocca Illustrator: Archana Sreenivasan Publisher: Lee & Low Books, October 27, 2020 Book Type: STEM, Multicultural Ages: 5-8 Opening Lines: Long ago there lived a kind rajah who ruled over vast lands. He loved music, and gathered the finest players and singers to perform… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2021- Winter

Happy New Year!! Hoping 2021 brings better things to you and your loved ones. My kids are itching to know when can we go on vacation and if they will be able to attend sleep-away camp in the summer. I’m wondering whether I will I be able to have a physical launch party for my… Read more »

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Cover Reveal for Bravo Anjali!

Years ago I read Always Anjali by Sheetal Sheth. It was the book I wish I had for myself or even my daughters. Such a delight to see a South Asian character-driven story about a young girl wanting to feel like she fit in. In this story it meant finding a license plate with her… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Fall

Dear Readers, thank you for reading these quarterly round-up posts. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to these diverse books. During these unprecedented times with so much variability in our day-to-day lives, being able to spread the word about great children’s books has been a balm. I couldn’t do this without you, my… Read more »

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Cover Reveal for untold:defining moments of the uprooted

I am so excited to share that Mango & Marigold Press has partnered with Brown Girl Magazine to launch its sixteenth book (and first young adult book ever!) untold: defining moments of the uprooted, which is perfect for anyone 16+. untold: defining moments of the uprooted is a collection of real stories that explores the… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Summer

I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. A lot has happened in the last few months. This most certainly will be a defining year in history books. I am energized by the coming together of people to protest systemic racism and police brutality. I will no longer be sitting back. I will… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Spring

Welcome Readers! Sorry for the delay. I hope you all are staying safe, healthy, and practicing your social distancing. I’m in the San Francisco Bay area where we have a “shelter-at-home” order, which basically means everything is shut down except for essentials. So life is interesting working from home with the whole family in the… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Winter

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were everything you wanted them to be. Thanks so much for stopping by for another South Asian Kidlit round-up. I have over 50+ books to share with you this year! I think this will be the most prolific year yet! If you would like to check-out past round-ups… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2019 – Fall

Did your summer fly by? Mine’s did. I can’t believe fall is almost here. Hope you like the new website digs. If you would like to keep up with the latest blog posts or news about my books you can sign-up here. Today’s post covers Picture Books thru Young Adult that have a release date… Read more »

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Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala

Welcome to the new site! Today I’ve got a charming tale about the sharing of culture between a grandparent and grandchild. I wish this book had been around when I was a child growing up in rural Pennsylvania. While I didn’t hide my culture, I wasn’t always forthcoming in school either. A detail that warms… Read more »

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