From Book Riot
When you’re a kid with an ‘unusual’ name, it can be hard to find a bicycle plate, mug, keychain, or most other tchotchke type things with your name engraved on it. Little Anjali in the book Always Anjali encounters this dilemma when she can’t find a bicycle plate with her name. She asks why her name isn’t “normal,” like everyone else’s.
Author Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress in the United States. Her book, Always Anjali, is about a girl who gets bullied for being ‘different’ and when her parents refuse to change her name, she learns about her roots and finds power in being authentic. Sheetal sat down for an interview with Book Riot, with a pleasant lilt in her voice and good cheer.