Prasad, Chandra

Chandra Prasad’s first young adult novel is entitled Damselfly (publisher: Scholastic). School Library Journal calls its “A compelling modern-day adventure” and the  Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books says it is a “fast-paced, heart-stopping tale.”

The author previously wrote novels for adults, including On Borrowed Wings, a historical drama set in early 20th century New Haven; Breathe the Sky, a fictionalized account of Amelia Earhart’s last days; and Death of a Circus, which Booklist called “Richly textured [and] packed with glamour and grit.”

Prasad is the originator and editor of Mixed, an anthology of short stories on the multiracial experience, which was published to international acclaim by W.W. Norton and which is used in many college English classes. Prasad’s shorter works have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The NewYork Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Week, the official magazine of The U.S. Department of State, Teen Voices, and numerous literary, arts, and poetry journals. Prasad is a graduate of Yale and a Fellow at one of Yale’s residential colleges.

Currently, she is working on additional young adult novels.

Title by this Author:

On Borrowed Wings
Breathe the Sky
Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience
Death of a Circus
Outwitting the Job Market

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