Sandhya Parappukkaran  writes stories that empower readers to explore their heritage and embrace their cultural identity. 

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Amma’s Sari

New Book

Amma's Sari

Shortlisted – NSW Premiers Literary Award – Patricia Wrightson prize for children’s literature.

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Long listed – Children’s Book Council of Australia – Notable Book.

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

Winner – 2022 Children’s Book Council of Australia New Illustrator Award. Congratulations Michelle Pereira!

Reviewed in the New York Times by Andrea Wang! 

Reviewed at Kirkus reviews!!

Listen to Alyson O'Brien and Sandhya Parappukkaran talk about The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name.

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Sandhya Parappukkaran’s session was focused on brainstorming ideas for writing topics. The students left the session truly inspired, begging to continue with their ideas when we returned to class. We have since been able to use these techniques in the classroom.

This was an excellent session where the students learnt great skills, including incorporating their own cultures or special memories into their writing.

Year 4, Harlaxton State School, Toowoomba

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