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Indian American authors featured at Multicultural Children’s Book Day

From The American Bazaar Several Indian American authors are part of this global event.  Boston-based, Bharat Babies is a Gold Sponsor for MCBD 2019. Bharat Babies, founded by Sailaja Joshi, aims at filling the gap with board books and illustrated books that tell stories of India’s heritage for young children. Read More

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A Fictional Superhero Inspired by a Real-Life Four-Year-Old

From BU Today When Raakhee Mirchandani is having a bad day, she admits, she’ll pick up her well-worn copy of Harriet the Spy for comfort. But Mirchandani (CGS’01, COM’03), a content development editor at Dow Jones and a former managing editor of the New York Daily News, thought that if she ever wrote her own book, it would be a novel, not a children’s story. All that changed last year when she started searching for a book for her then four-year-old daughter, Satya, who loves to dress up as Wonder Woman and don capes and crowns. When Mirchandani couldn’t find any book featuring...

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Q&A with Raakhee Mirchandani: SUPER SATYA SAVES THE DAY

From We Need Diverse Books Today we’re thrilled to welcome Raakhee Mirchandani to the WNDB blog to talk about her wonderful new picture book, Super Satya Saves the Day! Super Satya is ready to have a super day, including finally conquering the tallest slide in Hoboken. But things take a not-so-super turn when she realizes her superhero cape is stuck at the dry cleaner. Will she be able to face her fears, help her friends, and be the true hero everyone knows she is? Super Satya Saves the Day, introduces Satya, a precocious Indian-American superhero, who is ready to save the day, even...

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Shifting Perspectives: Sheetal Sheth on Addressing Gender and Ethnic Bias in her First Children’s Book

From SWAAY May our littles always feel mighty,” writes Sheetal Sheth as the introductory dedication to her first children’s book, “Always Anjali.” The picture book was a product of Sheth’s own findings, or lack thereof when she was pregnant with her first child. As she prepared to welcome her daughter into the world, an Indian-American, she searched for picture books that offered characters of culture, who would introduce her child to inclusivity at a young age. “I would go into the bookstore and see, ‘here’s the shelf of diversity,’” shares Sheth. “That’s the epitome of marginalization. Why isn’t that book, with the...

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An important story from an ELLE.com fave

From ELLE ELLE contributor Raakhee Mirchandani wrote this book as a gift to her daughter Satya and voila! now it's an actual book with the most inspiring story about heroes and community and giving back. Read More

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