Kala Sambasivan & Ambika Sambasivan
The Sambasivans, a mother and daughter team, established Yali Books as an independent publisher to "reflect and validate the experiences of people of color, particularly those of South Asian descent, through relatable and inspiring stories based on their lives." Bye, Bye, Motabhai! was Yali Books first book.
Kala Sambasivan, in addition to writing children's stories, teaches English and writes for the Young World, The Hindu and the school edition of Deccan Herald. Ambika Sambasivan is an "illustrator-by-accident" who works in cut-paper collage, pen and ink and throws in a dash of Copic coloring.
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