Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 15, 2018

Book Giveaway: Super Satya Saves the Day by Raakhee Mirchandani

Author Raakhee Mirchandani has new picture book titled, SUPER SATYA SAVES THE DAY. Tim Palin illustrated the book for Bharat Babies. It’s now available in bookstores. Raakhee has agreed to share a book with one lucky winner. All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you do to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. Thanks for helping Raakhee!

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Super Satya is ready to have a super day, including finally conquering the tallest slide in Hoboken. But things take a not-so-super turn when she realizes her superhero cape is stuck at the dry cleaner. Will she be able to face her fears, help her friends, and be the true hero everyone knows she is? Super Satya Saves the Day, introduces Satya, a precocious Indian-American superhero, who is ready to save the day, even if she doesn’t always know it right away!

BOOK JOURNEY:

My daughter Satya and I love bookstores and we’re so lucky to live a few blocks away from our favorite one, Little City Books in Hoboken. Needless to say, we spend a lot of time there poking around for new titles and revisiting some favorites. But after four years of buying children’s books – Satya is almost five – it struck me how few books existed that featured little brown girls having big adventures. And once that thought hit, well, it’s all I could think of. So that’s how  Super Satya Saves the Day came to be.

I wrote it for Satya as a gift, and she loved it and would ask me to read it to her over and over again. (I wrote the story little by little, on the way to work, in the notes section of my iPhone. I really should get a notebook.) It took me about a week to get all the words down – my fire was burning to have something to surprise her with. And I’m so excited, we found a supportive and collaborative home for this story at Bharat Babies. I of having this book in bookstores by the time Satya turned 5 and we just squeaked by – the book came out 10/2 and Satya turns 5 on 11/17. Whew!

Over the past 6 weeks as we’ve taken Super Satya to schools, bookstores and hospitals, and I’m amazed by how many kids – boys and girls – and adults, feel like Super was written for them. Just last week in D.C. I had a doctor at Georgetown Hospital literally squealing over seeing a little Indian superhero on the cover of a book at the same time a patient told me she loved Super because she looked like her. Those are the moments I treasure the most. Knowing that people feel seen, truly seen, because of this story has brought me incredible amounts of joy.

I love this character – the one in the book and the little girl she was inspired by – and I can’t wait to share more of her with the world.

RAAKHEE’S BIO:

Raakhee Mirchandani is an award-winning writer and editor. She is also a relentless pediatric cancer crusader. Her work has appeared in Elle, Glamour, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, Redbook and HuffPo. Previously a columnist at the NY Post and a Managing Editor at the New York Daily News, Raakhee is now the Editor-in-Chief of Moneyish, published by Dow Jones. Raakhee has also appeared on the Today show as well as both a host and guest on SiriusXM. Super Satya Saves the Day is Raakhee’s first book and is inspired by her own fiery 4-year-old daughter Satya.

Thank you Raakhee for sharing your book and it’s journey with us. It looks like a very special book that your daughter will cherish forever. Best of luck! Visit Raakhee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raakstarwrites/?hl=en 

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. I’d love to receive a copy of Raakhee’s picture book!

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  2. What a lovely backstory & gift for your daughter & so many children, Raakhee. Congratulations on your picture book birthday!

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  3. Congratulations on the book (it looks great) and happy birthday to Satya!

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  4. This looks really cute. Congrats on the book! Very exciting. I will step aside for the drawing. Buried in books here.

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  5. This looks like a very special book. I’d be very pleased to win a copy, thanks for the chance!
    I tweeted a link to this post: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/1063579511810285568, and pinned an image on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.mx/pin/336573772148376956/.
    Thanks again, have a great weekend!!

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  6. This book sounds so amazing and comes right in time for Satya’s birthday… and mine 🙂 Now, we need to know what she says 🙂
    Wish you the best of success.
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