Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the United States at the turn of the millennium. She is the author of several picture books, including A Gift for Amma, which School Library Journal called an “excellent story for young readers to enhance their understanding of color and an aspect of traditional Indian culture” in a starred review. Sriram’s latest picture book is A Garden in My Hands, called “an intimate lyrical story about an ancient artistic tradition” by Kirkus in a starred review. An electrical engineer in her past life, she now enjoys writing for children and advocating for early and multicultural literacy. Sriram loves yoga and chai, and lives with her husband and two children in Berkeley, California.