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Amitha Jagannath Knight

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“The book bursts with charming images of endearing kids, and the story’s presentation of the girls’ varying, equally valid perspectives is a valuable tool for promoting empathy.” — Kirkus

 

“[An] endearing portrait of one Indian American family learning to embrace differing perspectives.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Bio

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Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight is a graduate of MIT and Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also a former social media manager for We Need Diverse Books. In 2012, she won the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award.

While her parents were originally from South India, she and her siblings (including her identical twin!) were born in the United States

Dr. Knight has lived in Texas and Arkansas, and now lives in Massachusetts with her one husband, two children, and two cats.

 

Upcoming Events

  • NEIBA August Independent Press All About the Books Event
    Online Event
    Aug 05, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Online Event
    If you're a bookseller attending NEIBA, you can see me at the Independent Press All About the Books Event. I'll be speaking briefly about my debut picture book.
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  • Usha and the Big Digger Virtual Launch Party
    Usha and the Big Digger Virtual Launch Party
    Online event with Belmont Books
    Aug 05, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Online event with Belmont Books
    Please join Sandhya Prabhat and me for the virtual launch party to celebrate the launch of our debut picture book, Usha and the Big Digger! We'll be joined by my good friend, author Livia Blackburne.
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  • Debut Author Panel with The Writers' Loft
    Debut Author Panel with The Writers' Loft
    Online Panel
    Aug 24, 7:00 PM EDT
    Online Panel
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Contact

Literary agent: Kari Sutherland

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