Gita Varadarajan
Children’s Writer & School Educator, USA

Gita Varadarajan is the co-author of the best selling novel Save Me a Seat, winner of a 2016 NAPPA Award. Her new picture book, My Bindi, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan, is slated to come out in February 2022. Gita has worked with children all over the world, earned her master’s degree in literacy education from Columbia University. She has worked with The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, served as adjunct faculty at The College of New Jersey and now teaches fourth grade in Princeton, N.J. She is passionate about using writing meaningfully to make people more reflective and continues spearheading reading and writing workshops in schools in India