Supriya is an author, illustrator, and screenwriter who grew up in the Midwest, where she learned Hindi as a child by watching three Hindi movies a week. Winner of the New Visions Award for her middle grade novel AHIMSA, (Tu Books, 2017), Supriya has worked on the writing teams for several Hindi films, including Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Eklavya: The Royal Guard, India’s entry into the 2007 Academy Awards. Supriya’s books include AHIMSA, THE MANY COLORS OF HARPREET SINGH, the Michigan Great Read for 2021, AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2020, and STRONG AS FIRE, FIERCE AS FLAME, a 2022 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Book and Read Across America selection, among many others. She is the illustrator of Jyoti Rajan Gopal’s AMERICAN DESI (Little, Brown, 2022) and Raakhee Mirchandani’s MY DIWALI LIGHT (Little, Brown, 2022).