Today we’re delighted to reveal the cover for My Name by Supriya Kelkar, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat! The cover art is also by Sandhya Prabhat, and the book was designed under the art direction of Aram Kim. The book is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2023 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Preorder it here.
This inspiring picture book encourages kids to celebrate themselves and all the things that make them unique, especially their name.
Your name means you’re different
Your name means you’re you
When an Indian American boy starts school in a new classroom, one child can’t pronounce his name properly, which leads to giggles amongst his classmates. Later at home, his parents remind him of how special he is — and how his unique name reflects that.
With lush illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat, award-winning author Supriya Kelkar writes a stunning tribute to the word that identifies each of us the very most — our name, reminding readers of the beauty in celebrating difference, taking pride in uniqueness, and helping others to do the same.
Supriya Kelkar is an award-winning author, illustrator, and screenwriter who grew up in the Midwest, where she learned Hindi as a child by watching three Hindi movies a week. Winner of the New Visions Award for her middle grade novel Ahimsa, Supriya has worked on the writing teams for several Hindi films, including Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Eklavya: The Royal Guard, India’s entry into the 2007 Academy Awards. She is also the author of the forthcoming Brown Is Beautiful (FSG). supriyakelkar
Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator from Chennai, India, who resides in the Bay Area. She has a master’s degree in animation and digital arts from New York University. sandhyaprabhat.com