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Presents the

Decatur Children’s Book Festival

In conjunction with:

Decatur Arts Festival, May 4 + 5, 2024

May 3 – 5, 2024

Shelly Anand

Shelly Anand is the author of acclaimed picture books Laxmi’s Mooch, which was featured on the Today show, NBC News, and in Glamour magazine, and I Love My Body Because, a 2023 Rise Honoree. Shelly has a third picture book due out in May 2024, again with Simon & Schuster, entitled In This Family, about her multiracial, multi religious Punjabi Irish/Desi Midwestern family, illustrated by Meenal Patel. Shelly is also an immigrant and labor rights attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. She lives in Georgia with her fabulous husband and two children.