Kashmira Sheth

Kashmira Sheth writes picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult fiction. Her books have received many awards and honors, including the Asian/Pacific American Librarian Association Honor Award, the International Reading Association’s Notable Book for a Global Society, and the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults. Her books have been translated into many languages including French, Hebrew, Swedish, Korean, German and Turkish. Kashmira has participated in several book festivals and was on the faculty at Pine Manor College in the Solstice Low-Residency MFA program.
Her most recent work is the Nina Soni chapter book series (October 2019, April 2020) from Peachtree Publishers. The third title in the series will come out in spring 2021. Her most recent picture book, Feast of Peas, was published in March 2020.

Kashmira was born and raised in India and comes from a family of storytellers. Although she spent several years as a scientist, her love of reading and stories nudged her into writing. In addition to writing, she loves travel, gardening, yoga, and daydreaming.
Please visit her at kashmirasheth.com.

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