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Veera Hiranandani

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Veera Hiranandani

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33mins

4 Oct 2022

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New-York Historical Society’s Annual Children’s History Book Prize Awarded to How to Find What You’re Not Looking for by Veera Hiranandani

City Life Org

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6mins

22 Jul 2022

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Interview with Creative Writing Instructor and Newbery Honor Winner, Veera Hiranandani

Chalk and Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who Teach

Congratulations to all the Chalk + Ink guests who received 2022 ALA awards. Let’s start with today's guest,  Veera Hiranandani! Her book How to Find What You’re Not Looking For won the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the Jane Addams Peace Award. Congratulations to Alicia D. Williams. Her picture book Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress won the Jane Addams Peace Award for Younger Children. I also want to congratulate Carole Boston Weatherford. Her book, Unspeakable, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, won a Caldecott Honor, a Sibert Honor, a Jane Addams Peace Award Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Book Author Award and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Finally, I want to shower congratulations on Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen, the creator of the Chalk + Ink logo, for winning a Sibert Honor for their book Summertime Sleepers. Congratulations everyone! Thank you all for gifting us such wonderful books.The honest and reflective, Veera Hiranandani, talks about the power of 15 minutes, the importance of respecting one another during the critique process, and how stories help us explore possible ways we can change.In preparation for our next episode, please be sure to read My Shoes and I (Mis zapatos y yo) and Waiting for Papá (Esperando a Papá) by René Colato Laínez. Both books tell two different immigrant stories. Before I interviewed him, I thought perhaps his own story inspired one book and a student’s story inspired the other book. While that's partially correct, it is not the whole story. If you want to know part of René’s history before listening to the interview, read René’s excerpt in That Mad Game: Growing Up in a War Zone: An Anthology of Essays from Around the Globe edited by J.L. Powers. 

1hr 6mins

4 Feb 2022

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Interview: Veera Hiranandani

The NewberyTart Podcast

On this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Veera Hiranandani, author of The Night Diary and How to Find What You're Not Looking For. Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Night Diary, earned her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award finalist. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College's Writing Institute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

27 Oct 2021

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A Conversation with Writer Veera Hiranandani

Book Club for Kids

Veera Hiranandani explains why she chose to use diary entries to tell her story in The Night Diary and offers tips to young people about how to get their older relatives to open up about their life stories. Kitty Felde is host.

5mins

28 Jul 2021

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The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Book Club for Kids

What would you bring with you if you had to leave your home forever? It's just one of the topics we discuss with readers from Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C. as we tackle The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. It's a novel written as a diary about the creation of independent India and Pakistan. Our celebrity reader is actress Nivi Varanasi. Kitty Felde is host.

18mins

21 Jul 2021

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Ep. 34: Imagining a child's view of the Partition of India with Veera Hiranandani, author of The Night Diary

The Indian Edit

SHOWNOTES FOR EPISODE 34:Veera’s books on IndieboundConnect with Veera on instagram or her websiteBooks and other things we discussed:Veera’s ground-breaking publisher Kokila BooksThe Bridge Home by Padma VenkatramanA Beautiful Lie by Irfan MasterVeera makes Sai Bhaji on KiLitTV (recipe also in The Night Diary)1947 Partition Archive - an incredible resource which Veera turned to in her researchFollow us on Instagram for more on Veera and everything we mentioned in this episode!Special thanks to Sagar Sarkar, Aman Moroney and the team @ Flying Carpet Productions for audio post-production engineering!

1hr 4mins

12 Aug 2020

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#ItsPersonal II: 28. Veera Hiranandani shares her thoughts on motherhood, Covid-19 and writing!

Its Personal Podcast

Welcome back Veera! This is Veer'as second appearance on ItsPersonal and this time she is back for a check in. Gary speaks with Veera specifically about motherhood and its ups and downs, along with Covid19 family times and duties. This is an episode you will not want to miss. You can find Veera at www.veerahiranandani.com.

29mins

5 Apr 2020

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Bonus Q&A: Betsy Bird Interviews Veera Hiranandani

The Story Seeds Podcast

Listen along as The Story Seeds Podcast host Betsy Bird chats with Veera Hiranandani (author of the Newbery Honor-winning book THE NIGHT DIARY). They go behind the scenes and talk about what it was like to grow 10 year old Willa’s story seed into the short story "Under the Maple Tree" for Episode 2 “From Homeschool to Public School."In this bonus episode, Veera also shares writing tips, including the importance of drawing inspiration from your own experiences and naming your characters. Plus, she talks about her writing life and tells us the cool story of her journey to becoming a published children's book author. Books and Media mentioned in this episode: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. Dora the Explorer. Spongebob Squarepants. Blue's Clues. Call to ActionKids: Call The Story Seeds Hotline at 646-389-5153, email us at storyseeds@literarysafari.com, or visit our website to submit your story ideas. You can also join The Story Seeds Society, our kids listeners club! Get our Imagination Lab: Experiments in Creativity activity book! It pairs perfectly with the podcast and features tons of episode-inspired prompts and projects! Order your copy here!Grownups: Visit www.storyseedspodcast.com for subscription links, to sign up for our newsletter, and to download our printable activity e-zines for your kids (or the  kid in you!). You can also follow us on Instagram @storyseedspod, on Twitter @litsafarimedia, and on Facebook @literarysafari. This episode is also available on YouTube. Subscribe here. Show credits:  Matt Boynton and Ania Grzesik of Ultraviolet Audio for the sound mixing, design, and score of our bonus episode. Theme music is composed and performed by Andrew VanWyngarden. And, our host is Betsy Bird. The Story Seeds Podcast is a creation and production of Literary Safari www.literarysafari.com

22mins

26 Mar 2020

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From Home School to Public School with Veera Hiranandani

The Story Seeds Podcast

This week’s Story Seeds collaboration follows Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor winning novel The Night Diary, and 10 year old creative rockstar Willa! Veera Hiranandani helps Willa grow this story seed about:A girl and her mom live in the middle of the woods in a small cottage. She's never gone to school but she's learned all her school subjects through her surroundings. Suddenly, they were beginning to lose money, so her mom decides that she needs to get a job, and her daughter needs to go to a real school. This is a huge change for her, and she has to find a way to fit in in her new school.Follow Veera and Willa's Story Seeds adventure with host Betsy Bird as they: Meet in person and go on a tour of Willa’s school, The Blue School, in downtown New York CityBrainstorm ideas for Willa’s story seed and compare notes about their school experiencesChat about the importance of names and what it feels like to be a fish out of waterHash out the inciting incidentThe episode concludes with this week’s storytime segment (13:00) where our featured author, Veera Hiranandani, reads the story she grew from Willa’s story seed: Under the Maple TreeBooks mentioned in this episode: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.  Calls to ActionBonus Episode: Check back next week to hear Betsy's interview with Veera Hiranandani. You’ll  get to hear about how she made her start as a writer and her secret connection to Dora the Explorer!Kids: Call The Story Seeds Hotline at 646-389-5153, email us at storyseeds@literarysafari.com, or visit our website to submit your story ideas. You can also join The Story Seeds Society, our kids listeners club! Get our Imagination Lab: Experiments in Creativity activity book! It pairs perfectly with the podcast and features tons of episode-inspired prompts and projects! Order your copy here!Grownups: Visit www.storyseedspodcast.com for subscription links, to sign up for our newsletter, and to download our printable activity e-zines for your kids (or the  kid in you!). You can also follow us on Instagram @storyseedspod, on Twitter @litsafarimedia, and on Facebook @literarysafari. This episode is also available on YouTube. Subscribe here. Show credits: Produced and written by Sandhya Nankani and Anjali Sakhrani. Kayla Fedeson is our Associate Producer. Scoring, mixing, and sound design is by Ania Grzesik and Matt Boynton of Ultraviolet Audio. Field audio was recorded by Julia Botero. Our host is Betsy Bird. Music by Andrew VanWyngarden, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/musician and co-founder of MGMTThe Story Seeds Podcast is a creation and production of Literary Safari www.literarysafari.com

25mins

19 Mar 2020

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