Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Dumpling Day by Meera Sriram, Illustrated by Inés de Antuñano. The book will be released in September 2021, by Barefoot Books. Read Meera’s personal essay about her other picture book A Gift for Amma, on the blog.
Savor a rhyming celebration of one of the world’s most universal foods! Readers follow ten diverse families as they cook dumplings inside their homes in preparation for a neighborhood potluck. Dumplings are added to plates one by one, encouraging children to count with each new addition. Authentic recipes for all the dumplings and a map showing their regions of origin are included in the endnotes.
Dumpling Day features dumplings from the following regions:
USA (Pennsylvania Dutch)
As an Indian American, Meera has lived almost equal parts of her life in both countries. Previously an electrical engineer, she now enjoys writing for children and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of picture books, THE YELLOW SUITCASE, A GIFT FOR AMMA – a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and the upcoming titles, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS and DUMPLING DAY. She has also co-authored several kids’ books in India. Meera believes in the power of stories and likes to write about people, places, and experiences less visible in children’s literature. For more information, please visit Meera’s website.