Hello!

Bio-Pic-Aug2018-001I’m a children’s writer, an early literacy instructor, and an advocate & activist for diverse bookshelves. I’m represented by Tracy Marchini at BookEnds Literary Agency.

My picture book, THE  YELLOW SUITCASE, will be out in the world on March 12, 2019!

 

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A thoughtful story that artfully addresses the loss of a grandparent from an immigrant perspective.”Kirkus Review of The Yellow Suitcase, Dec 2018

This thoughtful picture book provides a rare and necessary perspective, free of tropes and clichés… Asha’s feelings gives this book powerful bibliotherapeutic value…– American Library Association’s (ALA) Booklist, Jan 2019

“…beautifully bittersweet expression of love and loss…” Foreword Reviews, starred review

Featured in THE 2019 ULTIMATE LIST OF DIVERSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS

My campaign for diverse children’s literature:

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Ten Reasons Parents Should Read Multicultural Books to Kids

The Brown Bookshelf’s Declaration in Support of Children

Dream Gardens Podcast – Book review and Interview

CBC Diversity: Multicultural Children’s Book Day Feature