(The Moon Over Crete -- Novel for ages 8-12. Listed in Gre...)
The Moon Over Crete -- Novel for ages 8-12. Listed in Great Books for Girls. Lily, 11, goes back 3,500 years to ancient Crete, where women and men were equal. "Paints a picture of a society where equality is a possibility, a possibility children need to grasp." -- Women in Libraries Newsletter, ALA.
(Aruna's Journeys -- Novel for ages 8-12. Winner, 1998 Ski...)
Aruna's Journeys -- Novel for ages 8-12. Winner, 1998 Skipping Stones Award for Multicultural Books. One of only a few available novels dealing with Indian-American children. "Should be in every school and library." - Multicultural Review. "Puts many Indian traditions into a twentieth-century perspective, something rarely seen in children's literature today."
(An insightful look at the long tradition of communal soci...)
An insightful look at the long tradition of communal societies in the United States from colonial times to the present, examining their ideological foundations, daily life, and relationships to mainstream American society.
(The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S....)
The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day. • 170 alphabetically organized entries on policy directives, legislation, important individuals, and organizations that have influenced government approaches to dealing with poverty in the United States • Cross-referenced introductory essays on poverty and policy at the federal, state, local, and tribal-government level across the breadth of U.S. history • A chronology with entries highlighting the evolution of policies and attitudes concerning the government's role in economic issues • 40 primary source documents detailing major government policies towards poverty, such as FDR's Bill of Economic Rights • Sidebars highlighting defining moments in the implementation of policies to poor relief policies, as well as profiles on the individuals involved in developing those policies
(“A timely story about what matters most deeply: our quest...)
“A timely story about what matters most deeply: our quest for love and acceptance….Jyotsna Sreenivasan’s writing speaks straight to the heart.” —Kim Barnes, author of In the Kingdom of Men And Laughter Fell from the Sky, the enthralling first novel from Jyotsna Sreenivasan, is a stirring contemporary love story about two young Indian-Americans trying to find love and their place in the world, while dealing with the confines and pressures of their culture and their families. A remarkable literary journey that carries the reader from the American heartland to the Pacific Northwest and into the teeming heart of India, And Laughter Fell from the Sky is a magnificent debut by a fresh and exciting new voice, immediately placing Sreenivasan alongside Jhumpa Lahiri, popular author of The Namesake, as an expert chronicler of the Indian-American cultural experience.
Sreenivasan graduated from Kent State University, specializing in English literature in 1986. She then obtained her Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1988.
During her life, Sreenivasan lived briefly in Toronto, Canada and Bangalore, India. In 1989, she started her career as a coordinator at business network Co-op America in Washington. She worked there till 1992, and the next year, she became a writer and editor for Feminist Majority Foundation in Arlington.
Sreenivasan currently works as a freelance writer in Columbus, Ohio.
(An insightful look at the long tradition of communal soci...)2008
(“A timely story about what matters most deeply: our quest...)2012
(The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S....)2009
(The Moon Over Crete -- Novel for ages 8-12. Listed in Gre...)1996
(Aruna's Journeys -- Novel for ages 8-12. Winner, 1998 Ski...)1997
Sreenivasan was never married and has no children.