- First, frequent visitors to the Fire Escape know that I'm a fan of Kahani, the South Asian quarterly literary magazine for kids, and I've been asked to become one of their editorial advisors. I'll be joining author Uma Krishnaswami, book designer Lisa Diercks, and publisher Nancy Gruver of New Moon magazine for girls and their dreams.
- Second, in a completely unrelated convergence of paths, New Moon girls picked Monsoon Summer as their May book club pick, so I'll be chatting live with them on May 22nd at 8:00 p.m.
- And third, I'll be on a kid lit panel at the South Asian Women's Creative Collective's Mixed Messages festival on Saturday, May 20th at Marymount Manhattan College from 11 am to 1 pm. If you're in New York, the event is free, so come and join us!
Kahani, New Moon, and Mixed Messages
I'm excited to announce three invitations I've received recently to partner with some great organizations: