Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) My Name
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) My Name

My Name

By Supriya Kelkar


Publication Date: August 1, 2023

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Ages 3 to 6

Perfect for back-to-school, this inspiring picture book created by an Indian-American author and artist encourages kids to celebrate all the things that make them unique, especially their names.

Your name means you’re different

Your name means you’re you

When an Indian-American boy starts school in a new classroom, one child can't pronounce his name properly, which leads to giggles amongst his classmates. Later at home, his parents remind him of how special he is—and how his unique name reflects that.

From the author of the upcoming Brown Is Beautiful, Supriya Kelkar writes a stunning tributary poem to the word that identifies each of us the very most—our name. And paired with lush illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat, this picture book reminds readers of the beauty in celebrating difference, taking pride in uniqueness, and helping others to do the same.

About the Author

Supriya Kelkar is an award-winning author, illustrator, and screenwriter who grew up in the Midwest, where she learned Hindi as a child by watching three Hindi movies a week. Winner of the New Visions Award for her middle grade novel Ahimsa, Supriya has worked on the writing teams for several Hindi films, including Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Eklavya: The Royal Guard, India’s entry into the 2007 Academy Awards. supriyakelkar.com

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator from Chennai, India, who resides in the Bay Area. She has a master’s degree in animation and digital arts from New York University. sandhyaprabhat.com

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Publication Date: August 1, 2023

ISBN: 9780374314637

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