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There's something extra special about launching a brand newly minted, wildly talented picture book author onto the publishing scene. And guess what?? YES! That is exactly what we are doing here today!

Book world, meet Darshana Khiani—an extraordinary and versatile new picture book author. Remember her name, because you are going to be seeing a LOT from her in the months and years to come.

And what better place to start than with the incredibly charming, voice-driven HOW TO WEAR A SARI? In this book, our peppy young protagonist is tired of being overlooked by her many older family members. How can she get a little attention? Why, she'll teach herself to wear a sari, just like the grown-ups do.—Even though she's technically too young. And it can be pretty tricky. What could possibly go wrong?

Friends, you'll have to wait until Fall 2020 to find out, but it will be worth the wait. HOW TO WEAR A SARI has been acquired by Erika Turner at Versify, and is being illustrated by the talented Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.

Congratulations, Darshana! And here's to many more ahead :)

--Joan