Today we’re thrilled to reveal the cover for Namaste Is A Greeting by Suma Subramaniam, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat! The cover was designed by Heather McGee. The book was edited by Kate Fletcher and Hilary Van Dusen, and proofread by Jackie Houton, Julia Gaviria, Emily Quill, Maggie Deslaurier, and Martha Dwyer. The title will be released on October 11th, 2022 by Candlewick Press.
Namaste calms your heart when things aren’t going right. Namaste is saying “You matter.”
What is namaste? It’s found in a smile, a friendship, a celebration. It exists in silence, it can be said when you’re happy or when you’re feeling low. For one girl in a bustling city, namaste is all around her as she and her mother navigate a busy marketplace. And when she returns home with a plant for an elderly neighbor, namaste can be seen in the caring bond between them.
Suma Subramaniam hires software professionals by day and is a children’s book author by night. She is a contributing author of The Hero Next Door (Penguin Random House, July 2019). She’s also the author of She Sang For India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice For Change (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, November 2022). Suma has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Learn more at sumasubramaniam.com.
Sandhya Prabhat is an award-winning illustrator and animator whose books include I Am Brown by Ashok Banker, Ignore the Trolls by Jordan Gershowitz, Usha and the Big Digger by Amitha Jagannath Knight, and books in the Om Child series. Originally from Chennai, India, Sandhya Prabhat is now based in the Bay Area. Learn more at sandhyaprabhat.com