January 2017 | "JaNoWriMo: Write a Middle-Grade Novel in One Month," Jan Term Course | Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California.
March 2 | Mission San Jose Elementary School | Fremont, California
March 7 | Skype visit with high-schoolers | Warren Central High School and GEO International School | Bowling Green, Kentucky
March 9 | Skype visit with 8th-graders | Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School | Omaha, Nebraska
March 10 | Pickleweed Library and Elementary Schools | San Rafael, California
April 11 | Skype visit with Primary Source educators | Watertown, Massachusetts
April 20 | Joaquin Miller Middle School Writing Competition Awards Assembly | Moraga, California
April 21 | Presentation on "Just Fiction: Global Books as Windows and Mirrors" for San Francisco Unified School District Elementary Teacher-Librarians | San Francisco, California
May 5 | Lausanne Collegiate School | Memphis, Tennessee
May 6 | Grub Street Writers Conference Workshop on Creating a Sense of Place in Fiction | Boston, Massachusetts
May 7 | Keynote | Massachusetts School Library Association Conference | Cape Cod, Massachusetts
May 8 | Pope Francis High School | Framingham, Massachusetts
May 9 | Zervas and Horace Mann Elementary Schools | Newton, Massachusetts
May 17 | Saklan School Book Fair | Moraga, California
May 17 | Tandem Partners in Early Learning Storybook Gala | San Francisco, California
May 31 - June 2 | BookExpo America | New York, New York
June 4 | Bay Area Book Festival Panel on South Asian Children's Fiction | 10 a.m. | Hotel Shattuck | Berkeley, California
June 6 | TIGER BOY paperback release | Charlesbridge
June 23-26 | American Library Association Convention | Chicago, Illinois
July 9 -15 | Faculty | Summer Camp at the Barn | Highlights Foundation | Honesdale, Pennsylvania
September 9 | Speaker | Writing for Change | San Francisco, California
September 12 | YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR Book Release Day | FSG / Macmillan
September 12 | Chat with Jen Fulwiler on Catholic Channel | 12:20 p.m. PST | Sirius XM Radio
September 17 | Brooklyn Book Festival | Brooklyn, New York
September 18 | Queens Public Library Events | Queens, New York
September 23 | Boston Teen Author Festival | Boston, Massachusetts
September 24, 2 p.m. | YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR Book Launch Party | Newtonville Books | Newton, Massachusetts
October 1, 2 p.m. | YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR Book Launch Party | Mrs. Dalloway's Books | Berkeley, California
October 3 - October 8 | Fierce Reads Book Tour
October 14, 3 p.m. | "Best of Both Worlds" Presentation with Mom and Signing | Milpitas Public Library | Milpitas, California
October 19, 7 p.m. | "Books as Windows and Mirrors: Conversations about Race, Culture, and Power" | Athenian School | Danville, California
October 21 | Panel Presentation and Signing | Vegas Valley Book Festival | Las Vegas, Nevada
October 26 - October 29 | Faculty | Highlights Foundation Workshop | Honesdale, Pennsylvania
October 30 | Author Visit | Friends Seminary School | New York, New York
October 30 | Author Visit | Horace Greeley High School | Chappaqua, New York
November 1 | Author Visit | Horace Mann School | Newton, Massachusetts
November 2 | Author Visit | Willard School | Concord, Massachusetts
November 3 | Author Visit | Wondermore | Boston, Massachusetts
November 4 | Speaker | What's New in Children's Books? | Wondermore | Boston, Massachusetts
November 5 | Panelist | YALSA Symposium | Louisville, Kentucky
November 15-17 | Author Visit | Kalamazoo Public Library Youth Literature Seminar | Kalamazoo, Michigan
November 18 | Panel Presentation and Book Signing | National Council of Teachers of English Convention | St. Louis, Missouri
November 20-21 | Assembly on Literature for Adolescents Workshop | St. Louis, Missouri
December 1-3 | Faculty | Big Sur Writer's Conference | Big Sur, California
January 2016 | "The Least of These: Marginalized Children in Oakland," Jan Term Course, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California.
February 22 | Los Perales Elementary School | Moraga, California
February 23 | Skype Author Visit | Dublin, Ohio
March 1 | Crossroads Middle School North | Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
March 2 | Crossroads Middle School South | Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
March 3 | P.S. 230 | Brooklyn, New York
March 3 | International School of Brooklyn | Brooklyn, New York
March 4 | Smith Middle School | Ramsay, New Jersey
March 9 | Skype Presentation | Primary Source | Watertown, Massachusetts
March 10 | Beach Elementary School | Piedmont, California
March 16 | Wildwood School | Piedmont, California
March 18 | Mills College Children's School | Oakland, California
April 14 | Manzanita School | Richmond, California
April 16 | 11 a.m. show followed by book signing | Bay Area Children's Theater adaptation of RICKSHAW GIRL opens in San Francisco | Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, California
April 22 | Havens Elementary School | Piedmont, California
May 12 | Fairmont Elementary School | El Cerrito, California
May 18 | Skype Visit | Warren Central High School | Bowling Green, Kentucky
May 22 | 2 p.m. show followed by book signing | Bay Area Children's Theater adaptation of RICKSHAW GIRL closes in Berkeley | Osher Studio, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, California
May 26 | Literacy Day | Harbor House | Oakland, California
June 3 | Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California Institute | San Francisco, California
July 14 - 16 | Keynote | NCTE WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute | St. Louis, Missouri
July 17 -23 | Faculty | Summer Camp at the Barn | Highlights Foundation | Honesdale, Pennsylvania
August 23 | Book Release | Open Mic: Riffs Between Cultures in Ten Voices | Paperback
September 7 | Skype Author Visit | San Antonio, Texas
September 12 | Los Perales Elementary School | Moraga, California
September 14 | Seven Hills School | Walnut Creek, California
September 30 | Golden High School | Denver, Colorado
October 24-28 | Boston-area school visits | Concord, Cambridge, Brookline, Beverly, and Boston, Massachusetts
November 5 | Festival of South Asian Children's Content | Milpitas, California
November 16 - 18 | Presenter | National Council of Teachers of English Convention | Atlanta, Georgia
December 2-3 | South Asian Book Award Ceremony | National Council for the Social Studies Convention | Washington, D.C.
December 8 | Live Oak School | San Francisco, California
January 2015 | "The Least of These: Marginalized Children in the Bay Area," Jan Term Course, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California.
March 6-8 | Big Sur Writer's Conference | Seaside, California.
March 14 | "Writing a Personal Narrative: Part Three," San Leandro Library, San Leandro, California.
March 27 | Moderating Big Read Panel, San Leandro Library, San Leandro, California.
March 31 | Author Visit, The Berkeley School, Grades 3-5, Berkeley, California.
April 14 | Release of TIGER BOY (Charlesbridge), a novel for upper elementary readers set in West Bengal, India.
April 14 | 6-7:30 p.m., Teen Author Panel, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette, California.
April 15 | Author Visit, Malcolm X School, Oakland, California.
April 18 | 1 p.m., West Coast Book Launch Party, Mrs. Dalloway's Books, Berkeley, California.
April 20 | 5-7:30 p.m., Children's Institute, American Bookseller's Association, Pasadena, California.
April 21 | Middle School Book Club, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, California.
April 22 | Author Visit, Chabot Elementary, Oakland, California.
April 25 | Workshop on Writing Race and Culture in Fiction, New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts.
April 26 | 4 p.m., East Coast Book Launch Party, Newtonville Books, Newton, Massachusetts.
April 27 | Author Visit, Willard School, Concord, Massachusetts.
April 28 | Author Visit, Mitchell School, Needham, Massachusetts.
April 28 | Author Visit, Haggerty School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
April 29 | Author Visit, Zervas School, Newton, Massachusetts.
April 29 | Author Visit, Chestnut Hill School, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
May 2 | 12 p.m., California Independent Bookstore Day, Orinda Books, Orinda, California.
May 2 | 1 p.m., California Independent Bookstore Day, Towne Books, Pleasanton, California.
May 28 | Author Visit, Los Perales School, Moraga, California.
June 2 | Author Visit, Pinole Schools, Pinole, California.
June 20 | Hubbub Children's Literature Festival, Boston, Massachusetts.
June 28 | YA Author Coffee, ALA Convention, San Francisco, California.
August 3 | Author Visit, Harbor House, Oakland, California.
September 29 | Author Visit, Rye Country Day School, Rye, New York.
September 30 | Author Visit, Hackley School, Tarrytown, New York.
October 1 | Author Visit, Willard School, Concord, Massachusetts.
October 9 | Author Presentation, KidQuake, San Francisco, California.
October 27 | Author Panel, Bay Area Young Adult Librarians Forum, San Leandro, California.
October 27 | Release Date, What Did Jesus Ask? Today's Christian Leaders Illuminate the Words of Christ, edited by Elizabeth Dias, Time Books (contributing author)
December 4-6 | Faculty, Big Sur Writer's Conference | Big Sur, California.
See descriptions of author presentations here. For booking information, contact me.