Rights Report: Week of November 21, 2022 on Publisher’s Weekly announced Sara Sargent at Random House has acquired world rights to the Always Anjali picture book series by Sheetal Sheth (l.), previously published by Mango and Marigold Press. Jessica Blank (r.) will illustrate the first book, and Lucia Soto will illustrate the second and third books. The books follow heart- and headstrong Indian American girl Anjali as she navigates bullies, prejudice, and gender norms—all while trying to find her own light. Publication for the first book is slated for spring 2023; Jane Startz at Jane Startz Productions represented Sheth, Carrie Hannigan represented Blank, and Soto represented herself.


Dated: November 22, 2022
publication: Publishers Weekly Announcement