Indian/Indian American

Project Bollywood

by Mahtab Narsimhan

Age 09 or older

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

Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance

by Nisha Sharma

Age 13 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Dating, The Arts

Red, White, and Whole

by Rajani LaRocca

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Award Winner, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand

by Jennifer Bradbury

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Genre: Historical, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts

Same Sun Here

by Neela Vaswani

Age 09 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Immigrant: Economic, Religious Background: Hindu, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Save Me a Seat

by Sara Weeks

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Immigrant: Economic

See Where We Come From!

by Scot Ritchie

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity

Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms (Sejal Sinha #1)

by Maya Prasad

Age 06 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Diwali, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Family Relationship: Extended, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Natural Disaster/Climate Change, Own Voices/Lived Experience, STEM

Sejal Sinha Swims with Sea Dragons (Sejal Sinha #2)

by Maya Prasad

Age 06 or older

Themes: Animals, Discrimination: Cultural, Family Relationship: Extended, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, STEM

Shakti

by S J Sindu

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Starred Review

She Persisted: Kalpana Chawla

by Raakhee Mirchandani

Age 06 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Discrimination: Gender and Sexual, Genre: Biography, Immigrant: Education, STEM

Shine, Coconut Moon

by Neesha Meminger

Age 14 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Sikh

Shubh Diwali!

by Chitra Soundar

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Diwali, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Hindu

Sister of the Bollywood Bride

by Nandini Bajpai

Age 12 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cross-Group Dating, Family Relationship: Siblings, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Sona and the Wedding Game

by Kashmira Sheth

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Religious Background: Hindu

Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh

by Uma Krishnaswami

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Genre: Historical, Multiracial Identity

Summer Is for Cousins

by Rajani LaRocca

Age 04 or older

Themes: Body Image, Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Family Relationship: Extended, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Super Satya Saves the Day

by Raakhee Mirchandani

Age 04 or older

Themes: Religious Background: Sikh

Symptoms of a Heartbreak

by Sona Charaipotra

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Tahira in Bloom

by Farah Heron

Age 14 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Family Relationship: Siblings, Genre: Romance, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, The Arts

Tamarind and the Star of Ishta

by Jasbinder Bilan

Age 08 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Visiting Home Country

That Thing About Bollywood

by Supriya Kelkar

Age 08 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Genre: Romance, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Best at It

by Maulik Pancholy

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Cultural, Family Relationship: Grandparents, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

by Sandhya Parappukkaran

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Generation: 1st, Names & Pronunciations, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Chaos Monster (Secrets of the Sky #1)

by Sayantani DasGupta

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Cobra’s Song

by Supriya Kelkar

Age 08 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 2nd, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Hindu, The Arts

The Garden of My Imaan

by Farhana Zia

Age 08 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Ramadan, Cross-Group Friendship, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Muslim

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

by Uma Krishnaswami

Age 08 or older

Themes: Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Visiting Home Country

The Knockout

by Sajni Patel

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience

The Loophole

by Naz Kutub

Age 13 or older

Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Gender and Sexual, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Trauma & Healing, Welcoming by Individual

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

by Supriya Kelkar

Age 03 or older

Themes: Immigrant: Economic, Religious Background: Sikh

The Night Diary

by Veera Hiranandani

Age 09 or older

Themes: Genre: Historical, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution, Religious Background: Hindu, Religious Background: Muslim, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend