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Join us at Yorktown Center for a signing of Srividhya Venkat’s book “Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps” and “Girls On Wheels” January 20th | 2pm CST

January 20 @ 2:00 pm

January 20th | 2pm CST

Dancing in Thatha’s Footsteps | Srividhya Venkat

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




Varun is fascinated by bharatanatyam, the ancient classical dance that his sister is trying to perfect. He tries a few moves all by himself at home in secret because, well, boys don’t dance, do they? But when his thatha shares his inspiring story, Varun knows what he must do.

A story about being true to yourself.




Inspired by the skateboarding revolution in India, Girls on Wheels follows three friends who support one another through the ups and downs of learning to skateboard.

Anila is on her way to her favorite place: the skate park. She longs to glide on her board and feel the thrill of catching air. But when she arrives, the ramp looks like a concrete sea monster! Fear creeps in, making her once-broken arm ache. But Sana’s smile and Damini’s laugh wrap Anila in courage. Her friends remind her that in skateboarding, sometimes you fall—but sometimes you fly!

Srividhya Venkat’s lyrical text and Kate Wadsworth’s vibrant illustrations capture the energy and movement that make this picture book soar.




A former early childhood educator and oral storyteller, Srividhya Venkat is the author of
GIRLS ON WHEELS and other picture books, including DANCING IN THATHA’S FOOTSTEPS
(winner of South Asia Book Award 2022), and THE CLEVER TAILOR (winner of SCBWI
Crystal Kite Award 2019 and one of Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids in
2019). Srividhya has lived in India, Singapore, and the United States, and loves stories that
are unique, yet universal. You can learn more about her at www.srividhyavenkat.com.



January 20
2:00 pm
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