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Fall 2009

Pooja Makhijani

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Pooja Makhijani is an essayist, journalist and writer of children's literature. She was raised in Edison “Little India,” New Jersey, and now lives in New York City with her husband and too many books. Apart from reading and writing, Ms. Makhijani loves to dance, listen to Bollywood music, and make chocolate desserts.

She is the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America, an anthology of essays by women that explores the complex ways in which race shapes American lives and families, and the author of a picture book, Mama’s Saris. She maintains the most comprehensive online bibliography of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora in children's literature. It has become a valuable resource for educators and librarians. Learn more at

Recent Work


Under Her Skin :
How Girls Experience Race in America

Published by Seal Press
November 2004