Anuradha D. Rajurkar
Born: Chicago, Illinois
Connection to Illinois: Rajurkar was born and raised in Chicago. She holds two degrees from Northwestern University and currently lives in Evanston. Biography: ANURADHA D. RAJURKAR is a teacher by day and a YA writer by night. She is a national recipient of the SCBWI Emerging Voices Award for her contemporary debut novel, American Betiya. Rajurkar now lives in Milwaukee.
- American Betiya A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2022 A YALSA Best Best Fiction for Young Adults A Cosmopolitan Best 100 Books of All Time A Book Riot best YA Book of 2021 A South Asia Book Award 2022 honoree A Children's Cooperative 2022 Best Book of the Year A 2022 Nerdy Book Club Best Novel Award Winner
ISBN: 1984897152 OCLC: 1157614707 Knopf 2021 Eighteen-year-old Rani, a budding photographer, grapples with first love, family boundaries, and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship.