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Welcome to my site.  I hope you will visit often to learn about my work as it develops.   I have been writing for several years but my endeavors have just recently taken an interesting turn.  The ship has set sail.....don't know the destination....but it's fun to be on board!
'Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji' is my first picture book.   It is  for children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents everywhere!  Published by Lee and Low Publishers in March, 2001 and  available on Amazon, Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji won the 2012 APALA Honor Ward in the Picture Book category.  I hope you will have fun reading it with the special people in your lives. 
Details about Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji  can be found at: www.leeandlow.com


The Garden of my Imaan ( Peachtree, 2013) is written for middle grades.  It is a coming of age story of an American Muslim pre teen in a post 9/11 world.  The book is a SABA honor winner.   
A Personal Note:
Kim Norman, a children's book author, added my name to the Massachusetts list of her Author- visit- by state list.  Here is a link to her wonderful site. Please check it out!
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Child of Spring (Peachtree, 2016)  is a true labor of love. It is inspired by a real live Basanta who worked alongside her mother to fetch and carry, oh so many years ago!  I remember her pearly teeth and her sunshine smile still!

Lali's Feather (Peachtree 2020).  Don't you just love her? Thank you, Stephanie F. Coleman for the lovely and vibrant illustrations!