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The Author Bringing Diversity to Children's Book Superheroes

From Cheddar 'Super Sayta Saves The Day' is a children's book following an Indian-American superhero. Author Raakhee Mirchandani describes how her young daughter inspired her, and how she hopes the book changes the way kids view the world around them. Watch the Video

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Meet an Indian-American Kid Superhero in Super Satya Saves the Day

From Parade Raakhee Mirchandani is a longtime writer and editor who never set out to write a kids’ book. But all that changed when she was struck by the idea for her first book, Super Satya Saves the Day, out now. Written in honor of her daughter, Satya, now 4, a pediatric cancer survivor, Mirchandani wanted to write a book that featured a main character who looked like Satya, a precocious Indian-American superhero in her own right. Parade.comsat down with Mirchandani to learn more. Read More

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Interview: Super Satya Saves the Day

From KitaabWorld Raakhee Mirchandani is an award-winning writer and editor. She is also a relentless pediatric cancer crusader. Her work has appeared in Elle, Glamour, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, Redbook and HuffPo. Previously a columnist at the NY Post and a Managing Editor at the New York Daily News, Raakhee is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Moneyish, published by Dow Jones. Super Satya Saves the Day is Raakhee's first book and is inspired by her own fiery four-year-old daughter Satya. Read More

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“Always Anjali” Author Sheetal Sheth Brings Protagonist Diversity To Children’s Literature

From Like a Boss Girls Sheetal Sheth is an actress, activist, and the author of Always Anjali, a children’s book about a young Indian-American girl named Anjali who is bullied by other kids for being different, due in part to her unusual name. Always Anjali follows Anjali’s personal journey toward making peace with her unique identity; detailing the struggles and obstacles that Anjali is able to overcome in order to discover the power of celebrating her authentic self. In Sheth’s own words, “It’s really about a girl who has to embrace that being an individual is her superpower.” Sheth’s personal narrative bears notable similarities...

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BHARAT BABIES IS CHANGING THE WAY CHILDREN READ ABOUT COLOUR

From Verve Five years ago when Sailaja Joshi was pregnant with her first child, she was surprised by the dearth of relevant and impactful books geared towards Indian-American children. A self-confessed bibliophile with a background in anthropology and sociology and a deep-rooted interest in studying the Indian diaspora, Joshi realised that there was a void in children’s literature about the experiences of Indian-American children. “In the American publishing world, there are five times as many books about dogs, trucks and little boys than there are about children of colour,” she says. “And, when you can’t see yourself reflected in books,...

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