Indian/Indian American

Laxmi’s Mooch

by Shelly Anand

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations

Lights for Gita

by Rachna Gilmore

Age 05 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Diwali, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Living with Viola

by Rosena Fung

Age 09 or older

Themes: Canadian Connection, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Love, Hate and Other Filters

by Samira Ahmed

Age 15 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Muslim

Lowji Discovers America

by Candace Fleming

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

by Samira Ahmed

Age 14 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Masala Chai, Fast and Slow

by Rajani LaRocca

Age 03 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generational Differences, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Meet Me in Mumbai

by Sabina Khan

Age 14 or older

Themes: Adoption, Coming of Age, Deportation, Generation: 1st, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Mehndi Boy

by Zain Bandali

Age 06 or older

Themes: Canadian Connection, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Extended, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, The Arts

Midsummer’s Mayhem

by Rajani LaRocca

Age 08 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Arts, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Immigrant: Education

Mirror to Mirror

by Rajani LaRocca

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Genre: Poetry, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing, Trigger Warning: Self-Harm

Misfit in Love

by S.K. Ali

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Much Ado About Baseball

by Rajani LaRocca

Age 09 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Much Ado About Baseball (Wonderbook Edition)

by Rajani LaRocca

Age 09 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Wonderbook

My America

by Karen Katz

Age 02 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Immigrant: Education, Multilingual Character

My Bindi

by Gita Varadarajan

Age 4 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Religious, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Hindu

My Dadima Wears a Sari

by Kashmira Sheth

Age 05 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity

My Footprints

by Bao Phi

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+, Recommended: Counterpoint to AAPI Hate, Religious Background: Hindu

My Mechanical Romance

by Alexene Farol Follmuth

Age 14 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Own Voices/Lived Experience

My Name

by Supriya Kelkar

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Names & Pronunciations, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

My Name is Saajin Singh

by Kuljinder Kaur Brar

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Names & Pronunciations, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Sikh, Welcoming by Individual

My Paati’s Saris

by Jyoti Rajan Gopal

Age 04 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Community

My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding

by Sajni Patel

Age 13 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Generational Differences, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Namaste is a Greeting

by Suma Subramaniam

Age 4 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Engagement Tool: Video, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Community

Nikhil Out Loud

by Maulik Pancholy

Age 8 or older

Themes: Allyship, Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Welcoming by School

Nina Soni (Series)

by Kashmira Soni

Age 07 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Siblings, Own Voices/Lived Experience, STEM, The Arts

Nina Soni, Snow Spy

by Kashmira Sheth

Age 07 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Genre: Action Adventure, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak

by Emily Hearn

Age 08 or older

Themes: Anthology, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Pashmina

by Nidhi Chanani

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Visiting Home Country

Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home

by Bridget Farr

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship

Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala

by Meenal Patel

Age 06 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Grandparents, Generation: 2nd, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Immigrant: Education, The Arts, Welcoming by Community, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

Project Bollywood

by Mahtab Narsimhan

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts