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Please join us for an Anjali storytime and playdate with Sheetal Sheth, Hasan Minhaj and special guests! Sponsored by Barrett Bookstore and India Cultural Center Greenwich, this will be a fun-filled story time for kids and adults alike hosted at Barrett Bookstore in Darien.
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ABOUT ALWAYS ANJALI
From acclaimed actress, producer, author, and activist Sheetal Sheth comes a timeless story about appreciating what makes us special.
ALWAYS ANJALI is a personal and timeless picture book about the experience of feeling othered and the journey toward embracing yourself.
Anjali is excited to buy a license plate for her new bike. She looks and looks, but none of the plates say Anjali. Why does her name have to be so . . . different? When a classmate makes fun of her name, she decides to change it. That is, until she learns just how special her name truly is, and how great it is to be one of a kind! This empowering picture book encourages young readers to celebrate our differences and to find pride in what makes us unique.
PRAISE FOR ALWAYS ANJALI
“This book will help girls with names like mine always feel like they have a place in this world.”
—Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder of Girls Who Code
“It’s so inspiring to see a character like Anjali in stories we can share with our children for years to come.” —Hasan Minaj, comedian and actor
“The name Anjali means a ‘precious gift.’ So is this book.”
—Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author
“A charming tale of friendship and acceptance with an important message for our time—to be different is to be marvelous.”
—Nancy Krulik, New York Times bestselling author
“The book’s message is laudable, and the protagonist is delightfully sparkly. . . . It’s an affirming read that will resonate with many readers.”
ABOUT SHEETAL SHETH
Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress, producer, author, and activist. She has starred in over twenty feature films and many TV shows and is a favorite in the independent film world, having won five best actress awards on the film festival circuit. Sheth supports marginalized communities not only through her work as an actor, but also by appearing at workshops and panels and speaking directly to issues facing those communities. She is an outspoken advocate and has delivered talks and keynotes at festivals and charity galas. She has had op- eds published on CNN, the Daily Beast, and Thrive Global. She served in President Bill Clinton’s AmeriCorps and is currently on the advisory board of Equality Now and an ambassador for the Representation Project, founded by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the First Partner of California. Visit sheetalsheth.com to learn more.
ABOUT ILLUSTRATOR JESSICA BLANK
Jessica Blank’s work features strong connections to family and nature. She crafts images that move between traditional drawing practices and digital painting. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in illustration and received her MFA in graphic design from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in the East Texas Piney Woods with her family. Visit jessicablank.com to learn more.