Each book I write is an invitation to my readers to think and start a conversation.

Varsha Bajaj (varshabajaj.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade novel, Thirst which was a Bluebonnet master list selection for 2023-2024 and a Global Read Aloud pick for 2022-2023. Her other middle grade novels include Count Me In, and Abby 

Spencer goes to Bollywood, which was shortlisted for the Cybils Award and included in the Spirit of Texas Reading program. Varsha is also the author of Its Showtime Kavi, a young middle grade novel, which tells the story of the American Girl of the year 2023. 

She also wrote the picture books The Home Builders (a Dolly Parton Imagination library selection) This is Our Baby, Born Today (a Bank Street Best Book) and How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight. She grew up in Mumbai, India, and when she came to the United States to obtain her master’s degree, her adjustment to the country was aided by her awareness of the culture through books. She lives in Houston, Texas. 

Her upcoming titles include a middle grade novel and picture books.  

Click here to purchase signed copies of Varsha’s books.  

Books by Varsha Bajaj

Region: South

Categories: Middle Grade Picture Books

Genres: BIPOC