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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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Episode 51: Bharat Babies: The Power of Storytelling

From Project Voice Pod So, I was ecstatic to know that Bharat Babies was going to be a sponsor for Project Voice and I really wanted to give the platform to its founder, Sailaja, because what she’s doing for our community is really inspiring. When I was looking for sponsors for Project Voice, one of the items on my criteria was to partner with a business who reflected our values and I believe that Bharat Babies really fit the mold for us as a business. As someone who grew up craving for stories that looked like me, I thought it...

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Save the date to enjoy ‘Super Satya’ storytime

From Boston Herald ou’re a young superhero, ready for a fabulous day. The tallest slide in Hoboken, N.J., is just waiting to be conquered — but wait! You left your cape at the dry cleaner! Is all hope lost?   Not if you’re the star of “Super Satya Saves the Day,” the tale of a precocious Indian-American superhero who faces her fears, helps her friends and comes out on top — adorably. The children’s book is written by Raakhee Mirchandani, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones’ Moneyish, former associate editor of the Boston Herald and mom of daughter (and inspiration) Satya. Read...

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