Anita Yasuda is the author of Up, Up, Ever Up! Junko Tabei: A Life in the Mountains with Harper Collins Publishers (2024), illustrated by Yuko Shimizu and Dear Georgia, This is Yayoi with Abrams (2025), illustrated by Jamie Green. Books inspired by her Indian Canadian heritage include Diwali: A Festival of Joy with Penguin Random House (2024), illustrated by Darshika Varma, and Bollywood Beat with Kids Can Press (2025), illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan. A University of Toronto graduate and a trained Montessori and early childhood educator, she worked in educational publishing for a decade, writing many books for young children, including early readers, biographies, and histories. She lives in southern Ontario, surrounded by rolling hills, family, and overflowing bookshelves. Learn more at anitayasuda.com/.