We are a women-owned small press amplifying diasporic perspectives in children's literature.

We are proud to publish books that highlight the experiences of children growing up across geographies and between cultures.

The Publishers

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    Ambika Sambasivan

    Ambika discovered her love for crafting books as an illustrator and launched Yali Books with her mother Kala Sambasivan in 2014. Ambika is passionate about shaping stories that reflect and validate the experiences of children of color, particularly those of South Asian descent, through relatable and inspiring stories.

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    Suhani Parikh

    Suhani is a second-generation Indian-American mom of three and author based in Upstate New York. Her experience growing up with alopecia areata led her to write her debut book, Shreya's Very Own Style. She launched Modern Marigold Books in 2019 to publish stories that promote social and emotional growth while amplifying early-generation diasporic voices.

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