A Parents Magazine Best Book of 2021!
A 2022 CCBC Choices Book
Cover art: Abigail Dela Cruz Design: Laura Lyn DiSiena
Cover reveal on Mr. Schu’s Watch. Connect. Read.!
An animated book cover for That Thing about Bollywood
“A love letter to Bollywood that offers heartfelt encouragement to the lonely.” – Kirkus
“Effervescent” – Booklist
“a tale with universal appeal through an engaging cultural lens. ” – Publisher’s Weekly
“This magical novel, full of bright color and Bollywood cultural flair, uses whimsy and humor to convey an important message about handling tough feelings.” – A Mighty Girl
“Family and friend struggles lead to a dramatically (and magically) altered universe for Sonali, an Indian American sixth-grader, in this poignant, entertaining middle-grade novel by Supriya Kelkar” – Shelf Awareness
“Kelkar creates sympathetic characters burdened by family secrets, cultural expectations, and bottled-up emotions. She deftly draws out the impact divorce can have on friendships, schoolwork, and a child’s inner life.” – The Horn Book
USA Today’s AAPI books round-up, with That Thing about Bollywood
On A Mighty Girl’s list of 60 Books to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, along with American as Paneer Pie
Fuse #8 – School Library Journal interview about That Thing about Bollywood
On Publisher’s Weekly’s Beyond Stereotypes list of AAPI books along with Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame
On A Mighty Girl’s Summer Reading List
Kirkus round-up of books that celebrate AAPI heritage
Barnes and Noble Most Anticipated Reads of May 2021
Check our my fierce Books of Wonder panel with Alyson Gerber and Sayantani DasGupta here!