Amitha Jagannath Knight

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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 husband, kids, and cats.

Photo credit: Carter Hasegawa



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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


Dr. Knight has availabilities for school and bookstore storytime events, both virtual and in-person. Contact her for more information.

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Literary agent: Kari Sutherland

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