Amitha Jagannath Knight
Author Website & Blog
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. Her debut picture book, Usha and the Big Digger, won a 2023 Mathical Book Prize Honor 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
Winner of the 2023 Mathical Book Prize Honor Award.
“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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Press / On the Web
2023 Mathical Book Prize Honor Award Announcement (Feb. 2023)
Top South Asian Books of 2021 (Honor Award from Toka Box Feb. 2022)
Literary agent: Kari Sutherland
Email address: amitha.knight[at]gmail.com