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2021 Lineup of Mango and Marigold Press Books

Mango and Marigold Press Books
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Mango and Marigold Press is an award-winning independent publishing house that shares the sweet and savory stories of the South Asian experience. We are excited to share their 2021 lineup with their first-ever Young Adult anthology, “untold: defining moments of the uprooted” and Middle-Grade fantasy novel, “Rea and the Blood of the Nectar.”  These books are sure to make a great addition to your library!

1. untold: defining moments of the uprooted

untold: defining moments of the uprooted Book Cover
“untold: defining moments of the uprooted Book Cover”

“untold: defining moments of the uprooted” is a collection of real stories that explore the South Asian experience in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through the lens of identity, being, and relationships. Thirty emerging voices share deeply personal moments of immigration, infertility, divorce, mental health, suicide, racism, colorism, LGBTQIA+ issues and more all while balancing the push and pull of belonging to two cultural hemispheres. Every story sheds light on the authentic truths of living as womxn with hyphenated identities that have been only whispered … until now.

Releasing January 2021. Pre-order your copy here

2. She Can You Can

She Can You Can Book Cover
“She Can You Can” Book Cover

“She Can You Can” is an alphabet book that catalogs the lives of inspirational women of Indian origin. From A for the pioneering physicist Anita Goel to Z for the prolific performer Zohra Sehgal, this book is a celebration of women who have paved the way for the Indian diaspora and who have redefined what it means to be an Indian woman — one who is not shy or timid, but enterprising, confident and most importantly, fearless. The mission of this book is to show kids that you can do anything you put your mind to —  just remember if She Can, You Can too!

Releasing May 2021. Pre-order your copy here

3. Rea and the Blood of the Nectar

Read and the Blood Nectar Book Cover
“Read and the Blood Nectar” Book Cover

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar” tells the story of Rea Chettri, a 12-year-old girl living a simple, if boring, life on the tea plantations of Darjeeling, India. Without warning, Rea’s life gets turned on its head when her twin brother goes missing. Determined to save him, Rea embarks on a secret, thrilling adventure into the enchanted world of Astrantia. There, Rea will make new friends, grapple with dark truths, learn the meaning of family and friendship and discover her true self. “Rea and the Blood of the Nectar” is Payal Doshi’s debut novel and the first book in the Chronicles of Astranthia series.

Releasing May 2021. Pre-order your copy here

4. Jagadish and the Great Experiment

Little Jagadish and the Great Experiment
“Little Jagadish and the Great Experiment” Book Cover

When Jagadish realizes that the world is full of unanswered questions, he sets out to explore and discover the world around him using the scientific method. Inspired by the life and work of Indian physicist, botanist and author Jagadish Chandra Bose, this story encourages young readers to embrace their curiosity and unleash their inner scientist. 

Releasing May 2021. Pre-order your copy here!

5. Bravo Anjali

Bravo Anjali Book Cover
“Bravo Anjali” Book Cover

For Anjali, playing the tabla is something that comes naturally. She loves the feel of the drum beneath her fingers and getting lost in the music. But when the boys in her class give her a hard time for being better than them, she messes up on purpose. When her teacher announces a contest where the winner will get to perform with him at his next concert, Anjali is perplexed. Winning the contest would be a dream for Anjali. But it seems like the better she gets, the meaner some of the kids become. In this follow up to “Always Anjali,” Anjali realizes that she should never let anyone make her feel bad for being good at something. “Bravo Anjali” is an important story for all children to remember to never dim their light.

Releasing Fall 2021. Pre-order your copy here

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