South Asia - India, Pakistan, and more

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Laxmi's Mooch Cover Image
By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815651
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Published: Kokila - March 2nd, 2021

A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.


Indian Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804850162
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - April 14th, 2020

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories that the whole family will enjoy

Indian Children's Favorite Stories is a charming selection of eight Indian tales that provide an insight into traditional Indian culture. They make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading.


The Night Diary Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735228528
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Published: Puffin Books - April 23rd, 2019

A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults."


Homeless Bird Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064408196
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Published: HarperCollins - August 21st, 2001

The National Book Award-winning novel about one remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate, perfect for readers who enjoyed A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park or Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. 


Who Was Gandhi? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448482354
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 13th, 2014

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation.


Mahatma Gandhi (Little People, BIG DREAMS #25) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786037879
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - April 30th, 2019

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Mohandas Gandhi, the father of India, in this true story of his life. As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents' values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood.


Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy Cover Image
By Tara Dairman, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518068
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

Extreme weather affects two children's lives in very different ways and shows how the power of nature can bring us together.

One girl. One boy. Their lives couldn't be more different.

While she turns her shoulder to sandstorms and blistering winds, he cuffs his pants when heavy rains begin to fall.


Pashmina Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626720879
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Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

A Junior Library Guild Selection 2017
Amazon Top Twenty Children’s Book of the Year 2017
Amazon Best Book of the month December 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 2017
Northern California Indie Bookseller Association Long-List Title


Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481490726
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Published: Little Simon - March 21st, 2017

The classic story of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Indian spin on the beloved fairy tale!

Once upon a time, there was a girl with long, long hair, who lived in a tall, tall tower...

The classic tale of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this third book of a brand-new board book series, Once Upon a World.


Ahimsa Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781620143568
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Published: Tu Books - October 2nd, 2017

New Visions Award winner
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Amelia Bloomer Project--Feminist Task Force


Where Is the Taj Mahal? (Where Is?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399542145
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 24th, 2017

Learn about the love story behind the creation of one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in the world.


Boys without Names Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780061857621
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 24th, 2011

Trapped.

For eleven-year-old Gopal and his family, life in their rural Indian village is over: We stay, we starve, his baba has warned. They flee to the big city of Mumbai in hopes of finding work and a brighter future. Gopal is eager to help support his struggling family, so when a stranger approaches him with the promise of a factory job, he jumps at the offer.


Amina's Voice Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481492072
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 1st, 2018

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017

“For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J.


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The Bridge Home Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524738136
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Published: Puffin Books - April 14th, 2020

"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma infuses her story with hope and bravery that will inspire readers."--Aisha Saeed, author of the New York Times Bestseller Amal Unbound


More to the Story Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481492102
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - September 8th, 2020

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.

When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist