Author Kashmira Sheth provides young readers with a unique view of Indian culture and tradition through this affectionate, sensitive portrait of a grandmother and her American granddaughter. Hindu words defined and sprinkled throughout the text further add to the authenticity of the story.
KASHMIRA SHETH compares writing to dancing because like with any art, practice is the key to success. She is the author of the young adult novels BLUE JASMINE and KOYAL DARK, MANGO SWEET. Several honors were awarded to BLUE JASMINE, including the Paul Zindel First Novel Award and the 2005 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Also, it has been nominated for the 2006-2007 Iowa Children’s Choice Award and Oklahoma’s 2007 Children’s Sequoyah Award. While growing up in India, Kashmira enjoyed reading Indian epics and animal fables. She also loved to read and write poetry. Kashmira moved to the United States to attend Iowa State University, where she studied microbiology. It was not until a few years ago, when she received a letter from her uncle that she discovered her desire to be an author. His letter made her realize the power and importance of words. MY DADIMA WEARS A SARI is her first picture book. She currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about Kashmira, please visit her website www.kashmirasheth.com.