Sheth, Kashmira

Biography

Kashmira Sheth was born in Bhavanger, Gujart, India and immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Sheth attended Iowa State University where she received her B.S. in Microbiology. She married a civil engineer named Rajan and they have two daughters, Rupa and Neha. Sheth is both a scientist and an author. Sheth works for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in Madison, WI as a microbiologist. Her her free time Sheth teaches Indian dance to children.

Sheth has been honored with two awards, both for her book Blue Jasmine. She received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award in 2005 and the Paul Zindel First Award.

Selected Work

Title: My Dadima Wears a Sari

Author: Kashmira Sheth

Illustrator: Yoshiko Jaeggi

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

Year: 2007

Reading Level: Ages 4-8

Format: Hardcover; 32 pages; 25cm x 25cm

ISBN: 1561453927; 978-1261453927

MARC Record

Everyday, Rupa’s grandmother, or Dadima, wears a beautiful sari. Dadima wears her saris around the house and town. Some are made of cotton and some are made of fine silk. Each is brightly colored and very beautiful. Dadima prefers her saris over “American clothes.” Dadima shares with Rupa all the wonderful things that saris can do.

Other Works

Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. Hyperion Book CH. March 20, 2006. 0786838574.

Blue Jasmine. Hyperion Book CH. March 21, 2006. 0786855657.

Monsoon Afternoon. Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. Peachtree Publishers. September 1, 2008. 156145455.

Keeping Corner. Hyperion Book CH. March 17, 2009. 0786838604.

Boys without Names. Blazer + Bray. January 19, 2010. 0061857602.

More Information

If you would like more information on Mrs. Sheth feel free to visit her official website.

Kashmira Sheth Official Website

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