Suma Subramaniam

Namaste Is a Greeting By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217834
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

Discover namaste’s many meanings in a simple, lyrical text, paired with a charmingly detailed visual narrative about a little girl’s kindness.

Namaste calms your heart when things aren’t going right.
Namaste is saying “You matter.”


She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change By Suma Subramaniam, Shreya Gupta (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Shreya Gupta (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374388744
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 8th, 2022

A picture book biography about M.S. Subbulakshmi, a powerful Indian singer who advocated for justice and peace through song.

Before M.S. Subbulakshmi was a famous Carnatic singer and the first Indian woman to perform at the United Nations, she was a young girl with a prodigious voice.


The Runaway Dosa By Suma Subramaniam, Parvati Pillai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Parvati Pillai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781499813975
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Published: little bee books - September 5th, 2023

"The more you eat, the more you crave! You can't catch me, no matter how brave!"

With the help of some magical, mythological Indian creatures, chase the Runaway Dosa before it gets away!

"Inspired by 'The Gingerbread Man' and the popular Tamil rhyme 'Dosai! Amma, Dosai,' the story is a whimsical magical trip.


My Name Is Long as a River By Suma Subramaniam, Tara Anand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Tara Anand (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593522936
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 28th, 2024

In this sweeping picture book, an Indian girl discovers the power of her name as she travels along the river she was named after.

What’s so special about your name?


A Bindi Can Be ... By Suma Subramaniam, Kamala Nair (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Kamala Nair (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781525308031
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 7th, 2024

A young girl makes a bindi with her grandmother and discovers what wearing one means to her.

A young girl is eager to learn all about bindis, the red dot that goes between her brows. Paati, her grandmother, shows her how to make a bindi in a clay pot by combining crushed turmeric, sandalwood powder and a dollop of ghee.