Scholastic India announces the publication of Amazing India, an encyclopedic book that I for one am delighted to see. Perhaps it can take the place of those interminable educational series titles about India that keep getting published in the US, even when they're full of errors in their facts, pronunciation keys, and sometimes even picture captions. Here's an interview by a 10th grader with the authors of Amazing India, Anita and Amit Vachharajani.
Congratulations to Sandhya Nankani on her article on South Asian historical fiction in the summer issue of the MultiCultural Review. The article includes reviews of several current titles and commentary on historical fiction with South Asian content in the American youth literature market.
Fans of Grace Lin's tender, generous, funny middle grade novel, The Year of the Dog will want to read her new book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Virtual launch at partygraces.
My little vegetable garden has bunches of lovely wriggling earthworms this year thanks to sheet mulching and kitchen scraps, so Carol Brendler's new picture book, Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer really stirs my compost! Illustrations by the versatile and gifted Ard Hoyt.