Tucson Festival of Books

Nidhi Chanani (she/her/hers)


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Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer. Born in Calcutta and raised in suburban Southern California, she creates because it makes her happy—with the hope that it can make others happy too. Her debut graphic novel, "Pashmina," received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, was a JLG Selection, a YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens and was reviewed in The New York Times, among other honors. She has a number of other comics and picture books out in the world as well, including "Binny's Diwali," "Jukebox" and "What Will My Story Be?" Her new book is "Super Boba Café." Chanani draws and dreams every day with her husband, kid and their kittens in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Communities: Indian-American


Scheduled events:
Drawing Comics: A Drawing Workshop for Ages 6-12
What makes a story? How can you tell a story in a few panels? Come to this fun and informative workshop and learn the art of comics storytelling with acclaimed cartoonist Nidhi Chanani, author of "Pashmina" and "Super Boba Cafe."

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Nidhi Chanani
Moderator: Carolyn Hollis
Why Kids Love Spooky Stories
So why do kids love spooky stories? Three middle grade authors share their new books and talk about why spooky stories are good for kids. R.L. Stine is the king of spooky books, starting with the Goosebumps and Fear Street books. Matt McMann's new Monsterious series combines mysteries and monsters, while Nidhi Chanani creates a graphic novel world in which a monster lives below her grandmother's boba shop.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nidhi Chanani, Matt McMann, R. L. Stine
Moderator: Loren Reyes

Books:
Super Boba Café (Book 1)
Children
Abrams, Incorporated
October 2023
ISBN 9781419759574
224 pages
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Pashmina
Children
First Second
October 2017
ISBN 9781626720879
161 pages