We are so excited to share that Mango and Marigold Press is launching its twentieth book and second book in the Anjali series, Bravo Anjali is written by Sheetal Sheth. This marks the first-ever illustrated children’s book series featuring a South Asian hero! HOW AMAZING IS THAT!? (And yes friends…that means there’s a third book in the works too!)
Want to know more about Bravo Anjali? Well here is a little bit more:
For Anjali, playing the tabla is something that comes naturally. She loves the feel of the drum beneath her fingers and getting lost in the music. But when the boys in her class give her a hard time for being better than them, she messes up on purpose. When her teacher announces a contest where the winner will get to perform with him at his next concert, Anjali is perplexed. Winning the contest would be a dream for Anjali. But it seems like the better she gets, the meaner some of the kids are. In this follow up to Always Anjali, Anjali realizes that she should never let anyone make her feel bad for being good at something. An important story for all children to remember to ‘never dim their light.’
With this launch, Mango and Marigold Press is also continuing our #1001DiverseBooks program to help us not only bridge the diversity gap but also the accessibility gap in children’s literature. With each new book launch, Mango and Marigold Press is committed to also raise the funds to donate 1001 books to literacy and advocacy nonprofits that are working across the country to help those in need.
And what would a cover reveal be without some goodies!? Check out this AMAZING swag you can get when you order in the next couple of weeks:
- Pre-order now through November 17, 2020 to receive: an 11×17 poster, stickers, pins, and a signed bookplate from the author, Sheetal Sheth
- Pre-orders from November 18-November 24, 2020 will receive stickers, pins, and a signed bookplate from the author, Sheetal Sheth
- Pre-orders from November 25-December 16, 2020 will receive stickers and pins
Curious what folks are saying about the book? Take a look here!
My kids and I love “Bravo Anjali!” I wish I’d had a book like this when I was a kid. I never saw myself represented in the books I read as a brown girl learning and performing a classical Indian instrument. It’s full of small, sharply observed moments that caught at my heart for how they detail the myriad ways we make ourselves small and silent. I wanted to cheer for Anjali as she let her light shine in all its glory. – Anoushka Shankar, Sitarist and Composer
In this gorgeously rendered tale, our beloved Anjali learns something it took me thirty years to understand: there’s nothing wrong with shining brightly. I will carry the heart of this book with me wherever I go.- Nic Stone, American New York Times best-selling author of Dear Martin
Expected Ship Date: September 2021