Books by Padma Venkatraman

A TIME TO DANCE by Padma Venkatraman
Released: May 1, 2014

"A beautiful integration of art, religion, compassion and connection. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 13-17)"
Flowing free verse tells the story of a teenage dancer in Chennai, India, who loses a leg and re-learns how to dance. Read full book review >
ISLAND'S END by Padma Venkatraman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Refreshingly hopeful and beautifully written. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In an isolated island culture, a girl guides her people into the future despite encroaching mainland influences. Read full book review >
CLIMBING THE STAIRS by Padma Venkatraman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"A good companion piece to Kashmira Sheth's Keeping Corner (2007). (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A welcome addition to the small but growing body of historical fiction about growing up female in India. Read full book review >