A DAY SO GRAY
NEW picture book by Marie Lamba
illustrated by Alea Marley
(coming out soon…Clarion Books, Oct. 29, 2019)
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Celebrate the hues and comforts of a cozy winter day as a discontented girl at first notices only dull grays and browns in a snowy landscape but is coaxed by her friend to look more closely. Warm friendship and a fresh way of seeing things transform a snow-covered landscape from bleak to beautiful!
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GREEN GREEN: A COMMUNITY GARDENING STORY
picture book written by Marie and Baldev Lamba
illustrated by Sonia Sanchez
(Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan, 2017)
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GREEN GREEN celebrates digging the earth and making good things grow, and it reveals how even in a city, the land can become GREEN GREEN once again. Hats off to community gardens!
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She’s the artist that finds him in her drawings. He’s the medieval ghost that conquers her heart. And their time is running out.
If you like OUTLANDER, and THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE, then you’ll love Drawn, the time travel novel filled with forbidden love…and rich with believable characters.
OVER MY HEAD
YA novel with more than 1.2 million fans on Wattpad!
by Marie Lamba
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Sang Jumnal jumps into the summer before her senior year with big plans…But she didn’t plan on falling hard for lifeguard Cameron Cerulli, who is either the guy of her dreams, or a player out to stomp on her heart. Or discovering a huge secret her parents have been keeping about disappearing money and a rare disease. Suddenly Sang’s summer is overflowing with excitement. Will she sink or swim?
If you like The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, and novels by Sarah Dessen, then you’ll love Over My Head, with its summertime vibe and realistic, heartfelt conflicts.
WHAT I MEANT…
YA novel by Marie Lamba
Fifteen-year-old Sangeet Jumnal is crazy about a guy, but her dad, who is from India, won’t let her date until she’s sixteen, maybe. And her mom, who is American and usually sticks up for Sang, suddenly thinks her daughter is a liar, a thief and a bulimic. Sang knows why. An aunt who has been living with them for the past few months has been stealing food and money, and setting up Sang to take the blame.
Publisher’s Weekly dubbed WHAT I MEANT… “an impressive debut.” Fans of the movies Bend it Like Beckham and Monsoon Summer, or of the novel Born Confused will love What I Meant… and its cross-cultural drama and humor!
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LIAR LIAR, short stories by authors of The Philadelphia Liars Club
Intro by author Sandra Brown
Mendacity Press, September 2011
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This anthology features short stories, all based on lies. Read Marie’s story “What I Did…” which follows her character Gina, explaining why she acted the way she did in Marie’s novel What I Meant… Also in this book are tales from authors Jonathan Maberry, William Lashner, Jon McGoran, Keith Strunk, Merry Jones, Keith DeCandido, Solomon Jones, Don Lafferty, Edward Pettit, Dennis Tafoya, Gregory Frost and Kelly Simmons.
CALL ME OKAASAN: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering
Edited by Suzanne Kamata
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, May 2009
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Marie’s essay, “The View from the Outside,” appears in this anthology, which highlights touching and humorous experiences of moms with multi-culti kids around the world. Marie writes about how it feels to be the “non-Indian” in her half-Indian family, and how, during visits to India and at a traditional wedding held in America, she and her kids are both insiders and outsiders together.