On Jan 9th I did a book reading session at (MVLA) Mountain View Adult Education Center. The lovely ladies at the daycare center and the director made me feel at home and the kids were so into the story and counting. The parents attend classes and can drop their kids

Last week we went to a birthday party of a very dear friend of my son. The family was so gracious to include a book reading of 10 Gulab Jamuns as part of the celebration. Even with stiff competition from an impressive bouncy house, the kids eagerly gathered around when

     Book reviews/Interviews Shanaya Tales book review: “…I loved the most was the fact that this is one of the few books where my son could actually relate to the characters..” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review “…highly recommended for parents seeking picture book read-alouds that hold multicultural elements and different insights…” Family Book Club

First appeared in http://www.biculturalmama.com/2016/10/gulab-jamuns-south-asian-culture.html #tengulabjamuns ‘TEN GULAB JAMUNS’ BOOK INTRODUCES SOUTH ASIAN CULTURE TO CHILDREN – KICKSTARTER October 20, 2016 by Maria Adcock 0 Comments Contributed by Sandhya Acharya Author Sandhya Acharya and her sons. Earlier this year I self-published a children’s book called “Big Red Firetruck!” The inspiration was a bedtime story

https://www.indiacurrents.com/articles/2016/10/20/indian-american-writers-campaign-national-day-writing An Indian American writer’s campaign on National Day of Writing! Published on October 20, 2016 Did you know that, today, October 20th is the National Day of Writing? It was first instituted in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English and was officially recognized through Senate resolutions.

http://www.sunandachatterjee.com/authors-blawg/interview-with-author-sandhya-acharya This month I interviewed Sandhya Acharya, author of lovely children’s books. Tell us about your book Big Red Firetruck! What was your inspiration for this book? I have always dreamed of being an author. After a long career in corporate finance, I gave myself the permission to pursue my

http://www.chatterblock.com/articles/1484/why-multiculturalism-in-childrens-literature-is-important/ There is a need for diversity in children’s books. This is my personal perspective on the issue. …Curly hair, very fair. Eyes are blue, lovely too. Teacher’s pet, is that you? Yes Yes Yes. So went a nursery rhyme I learned in school. This was in India, where of

Original post here 2. Sandhya Acharya’s book, Big Red Firetruck! I love when authors contact me, excited about their new books or projects. Here’s one that came across my desk a little while ago. Big Red Firetruck! has enamored many a child. Indeed, children love cars, trains, trucks anything that

Join two adorable south Asian-American brothers as they discover a much loved Indian dessert. Idu (Ee-doo) and Adu (Aa-doo) are very excited. Mamma is cooking Gulab Jamuns, but Idu and Adu don’t know what Gulab Jamuns are. Before long, they discover just how good these wonderful golden, sugary syrup-soaked balls are and how quickly they

http://www.imgrum.net/media/1350948053586909777_3136370714 We love creative Bay Area mommies! Author @sacharya78 is now working on her second book. Characters Idu and Adu will regale us this time with their adventures around Gulab Jamuns. She is looking to start a Kickstarter campaign for the book in October so stay tuned! Her first book

Original Post here Big Red Firetruck! by Sandhya Acharya A tale of two brothers, Idu and Adu, this is a sweet and simple story for young children. It teaches children about fire trucks, fire safety and a big one- Patience. It’s a short story and with the bright illustrations it’s perfect for