Hot,Hot Roti for Dada-ji  Kirkus starred review 2011

I am pleased to share that my picturebook, Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji won the 2012 APALA Honor Award in the Picture Book category.  Many thanks to Ken Min, the wonderful illustrator, for helping make this possible. The awards were announced at the APALA conference held in Dallas on January 23, 2012.

Wonderful news. HOT, HOT ROTI is on USBBY’s list of 2014 International Children’s Books. You can see the entire list here:

HOT, HOT ROTI is in the Grade K-2 section.

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Here's some exciting news about The Garden of my Imaan!!
  • 2013 Publisher's Weekly starred review!!
  • The Garden of my Imaan has been named one of Booklist's Editors' Top Religion Books for Youth!
  • 2013 Society of School Librarians International Book Awards: Privateer's Apprentice and The Garden of my Imaan are honor books in the Language Arts K-6 Novels category. 
  • Honor Book for the 2014 South Asia Book Award
  • 2014 Social Justice Literature Award for a Novel! Given by IRA's Literacy and Social Responsibility SIG. This ward honors books that address social responsibility towards individuals, communities, societies and/or the environment as well as invite reflection and socially responsible action by the reader. 
  • 2013 Booklist's Editors Top Religion Books for Youth.
  • 2013 CBC Diversity List
  • 2014 Winner, Social Justice Literature Award/Literacy and Social Justice Special Interest Group, International Reading Association.
  • 2014 Honor Book: South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature.