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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anuradha D. Rajurkar  

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Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Rajurkar was born and raised in Chicago. She holds two degrees from Northwestern University and currently lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

American Betiya
ISBN: 1984897152. OCLC Number: 1157614707

Knopf. .

Eighteen-year-old Rani, a budding photographer, grapples with first love, family boundaries, and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship.