I am so thrilled to be doing Meera Sriram’s cover reveal today! A few years ago, I flew out to Palo Alto to meet the bloggers behind Multicultural Kid Blogs. MaryAnne of Mama Smiles hosted us. Leanna from All Done Monkey gave me a ride from my hotel to MaryAnne’s meeting venue. Kim Vij from The Educators’ Spin On It set up a Google Hangout to teach us about Pinterest. And it’s where I met Meera Sriram and Stephanie of InCulture Parent!
At the time I remember that Meera was writing for InCulture Parent as well as working on her own books. I’m so happy to take this full circle today with her book reveal!
The Yellow Suitcase by Meera Sriram COVER REVEAL!
The Yellow Suitcase by Meera Sriram
The Yellow Suitcase fleshes out the universal experience of loss, in an immigrant family, offering both a window into a culture and a mirror to many children. With an Indian-American protagonist, it also offers representation to children in several marginalized communities that don’t see themselves in the stories they read. More importantly, it attempts to open up important conversations among all children, caregivers and educators, around death, home, and love. [picture book, ages 6 and up]
So, are you ready for the cover?
Well, here it is…
Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S at the turn of the millennium. An electrical engineer in her past life, she now enjoys writing for children and advocating early and multicultural literacy. Meera has coauthored several books published in India. She believes in the transformative power of stories and writes on cross-cultural experiences that often take her back to her roots. Meera loves yoga and chai, and lives with her husband and two children in Berkeley, California, where she fantasizes about a world with no borders.
Many thanks to Mia Wenjen for her kindness and support in hosting this cover reveal and helping me celebrate a significant milestone in a long journey! – Meera Sriram
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.