Always Anjali Picture Book Series!

Meet Anjali!

​She’s the spunky star of this picture book with a timeless message about appreciating what makes us special and honoring our different identities.
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Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress/producer, author, and activist. She is known for her provocative performances in a wide range of memorable roles on film and television. She has starred in over 20 feature films and many TV shows and has earned a loyal, international following. Sheetal has become a favorite in the independent film world, having won five best actress awards on the festival circuit. Sheth began her career at a time when few South Asians were making their living as actors. Despite being told she’d have to change her name to work, her successful career has trail-blazed paths for other women of color across media. Sheetal has represented brands such as CHI hair care and Reebok. She has delivered talks and keynotes at festivals and charity galas and has had op-eds published on CNN, The Daily Beast,, and Thrive Global. She is one of the founders of the non profit, For The Love of Reading and is an ambassador for the global literacy non profit, Room to Read. She served in AmeriCorps and is currently on the board of SAYA and the advisory board of Equality Now. She is the author of the best selling and award winning Anjali children’s book series (Penguin Random House), the first in this age group featuring an Indian American girl hero. Her book, Making Happy is an ode to mental health. It was voted one of the best books of 2022 and won an IPPY Award. Sheetal is a contributor in the Rebel Girls’ latest title Dear Rebel, a book featuring 145 groundbreaking women who share their best advice for the girls of today. Sheetal focuses on highlighting traditionally marginalized communities in all of her work and is a fierce advocate for thoughtful representation.
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2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award
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Gothamist List of Diverse Children’s Books
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2018 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books
Top South Asian Children’s Book Published in 2018 & 2021
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One of the best books about kindness
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The Best Children’s Books of 2021
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The Best Children’s Books of 2021

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