That Thing About Bollywood


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 Forbes’ Summer Books list

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

Mixed-Up Files interview


Barnes and Noble Most Anticipated Reads of May 2021

Check our my fierce Books of Wonder panel with Alyson Gerber and Sayantani DasGupta here!

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So what does it look like to burst into magical song and dance routines? Maybe a little like this…