About the Book
On Sundays, Varun has his karate lesson, and his sister Varsha heads to dance school with their grandfather. One weekend, Varun reluctantly accompanies his sister to her lesson. Bored of waiting, he peeks into the classroom, and almost immediately, he is fascinated by the rhythm and grace of bharatanatyam, a dance from India that Varsha is learning to perfect. Varun tries a few moves at home in secret because…well, boys don’t dance, do they? His grandfather is not so sure. Will Thatha be able to convince Varun to dance in his footsteps?
A heartwarming picture book about a multigenerational Tamil-American family discovering a shared love for bharatanatyam, an ancient classical dance form that continues to fascinate young dancers across the globe.
About the Author
Srividhya Venkat is a children’s author and oral storyteller who loves to create and share stories about our big beautiful world where everyone is different, yet same-same. She lives in Singapore with her family.
About the Illustrator
Kavita Ramchandran received her MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York and has spent more than twelve years as a graphic designer in the children’s educational and entertainment industry. A self-taught illustrator, she lives in New York with her husband, two children, and a few imaginary characters.
Title: Dancing in Thatha's Footsteps
Author: Srividhya Venkat
Publisher: Yali Books
Book Size: 280.0 mm x 215.0 mm
Genre: Picture Book