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Uma Krishnaswami is a popular author of picture books and novels for children, as well as a gifted writing teacher. She is recognized as a major voice in the expanding world of international and multicultural young adult fiction and children's literature. Her highly acclaimed collection of classic Hindu myths, Broken Tusk, is very accessible to middle readers and introduces them to classic stories from the Hindu tradition. Uma was born in New Delhi and is currently on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
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