My Schedule


    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Racine - Kenosha English Festival at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside

    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    at the Monona Terrace WI Educational Media and Technolgy Association (WEMTA) Author Fair

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Author visit Washington Jr. High School
    2010 Division Street, Manitowoc, WI

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    12:00 to 1:00 PM

    at the Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI

    Thursday, July 28, 2011
    10:30 to 11:30

    at the Baraboo Public Library
    230 South Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913


    March 11, 2006
    Guest speaker at the symposium sponsored by American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF)
    200 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60606

    April 8, Saturday (7:00 PM)
    Radio Interview, Wisconsin Public Radio
    HIGHER GROUND with Jonathan Overby

    April 12, 2006
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble
    1451, Coralridge Ave
    Coralville, Iowa 52241

    April 18, 2006 (7:00 PM)
    Book Launching of Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    May 2, 2006 (7:00 PM)
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    East Towne Mall
    #1 East Towne Mall
    Madison, WI 53704

    May 6, 2006, (1:00-3:00 PM)
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Fox River Commons
    4705 West Grande Market Drive
    Grand Chute, WI 54915

    May 12, 2006 (11:00 AM)
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Mayfair Mall
    2500 N. Mayfair Rd Suite 196
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226

    May 13, 2006 at (1:00 PM)
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Brookfield Mall
    Brookfield Square Mall
    95 N. Moorland Road Unit C-1 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-796-8550

    June 3, 2006 (3:00-3:30 PM)
    Young Adult Interactive program
    Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair
    Chicago, IL

    June 21, 2006 (8:30-9:00 PM)
    Reading from my novel
    Mount Mary College
    Milwaukee, WI

    September 21, 2006
    Bettendorf Public Library
    Bettendorf, Iowa

    • 1:30-2:15 p.m. - share Indian culture with seniors
    • 4:15-5:00 p.m. - discuss BLUE JASMINE with 4th through 8th graders
    • 7:00-7:45 p.m. - read from my upcoming picture book MY DADIMA WEARS A SARI

    September 22, 2006
    Discuss BLUE JASMINE
    Rivermont Collegiate
    1821 Sunset Drive
    Bettendorf, Iowa

    September 30, 2006 (10:00 A.M.)
    Educators Appreciation Week
    Book signing
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    East Towne Mall
    Madison, WI

    October 4, 2006 (Morning)
    Indian Creek Elementary
    Marion, Iowa 52302

    October 4, 2006 (Afternoon)
    Carpenter Elementary
    Monticello Schools
    Monticello, Iowa

    October 4, 2006
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Cedar Rapids
    Northland Square SC
    333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

    October 5, 2006 (4:00 PM)
    Des Moines Public Library
    1000 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    October 6, 2006
    9:00 and 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM
    Iowa Public Television
    6450 Corporate Drive
    Johnston IA 50131

    October 7, 2006
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    4550 University Avenue
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

    October 22, 2006 (1:30 PM)
    Wisconsin Book Festival
    A Room of One's Own Bookstore
    307 W. Johnson St.
    Madison WI 53703

    November 7, 2006 (10:30 AM -11:15 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, 6:30-7:15 PM)
    Monona Public Library, 1000, Nichols Road, Monona, Wisconsin
    (608) 222-6127

    November 14, 2006 (6:00 PM)
    Middleton Public Library National Children's Book Celebration 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562 608-827-7411

    November 17, 2006
    NCTE Gaylord Opryland Convention Center Hotel
    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Author talk;
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Book signing
    (608) 222-6127

    Wisconsin Educational Media Association 2007 Spring Conference
    Monona Terrace Convention Center
    Madison, WI
    March 25-26, 2007


    • Author Fair Book signing
      Sunday, March 25th
      4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
      Grand Terrace
    • Not Lost in Translation
      Kashmira Sheth, Spotlight Author

      Monday, March 26
      11:00 AM - Noon
      Hall of Ideas Room H
    • Importance of Growing Diversity
      Kashmira Sheth, Spotlight Author

      2:45-3:45 P.M.
      Grand Ballroom B
    • Kashmira Sheth, Spotlight Author
      4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
      Grand Ballroom B

    April 14, 2007
    11:30 A.M.
    Curious George Bookstore
    Harvard Square
    1 JFK Street
    Cambridge, MA

    2:00 PM
    Borders Bookstore
    Chestnut Hill, MA

    April 18, 2007
    7:00 P.M.
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    May 5, 2007
    11:00 AM
    Barnes & Noble
    333 Collins Road NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

    3:00 PM
    1451 Coralridge Ave
    Coralville, Iowa 52241

    May 7, 2007
    Iowa Public TV (Two programs)

    May 8, 2007
    Gifted/Talented Education
    Des Moines Public Schools
    1800 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309-3382

    May 10, 2007
    Monticello School

    May 11, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Barnes & Noble
    1518 Flammang Drive
    Waterloo, IA 50702

    June 19, 2007
    2:00 PM
    Creativity Camp
    Picture book workshop for grades 1-6
    Barnes & Noble East
    East Towne Mall

    June 20, 2007
    2:00 PM
    My Dadima Wears a Sari reading and sari demonstration
    Author Kashmira Sheth reads her new picture book, with sari demonstration
    Barnes & Noble West
    7433 Mineral Point Rd.

    October 12, 2007
    7:00-8:00 PM
    Children's Museum

    October 12, 2007
    My Dadima Wears a Sari
    Reading and sari wrapping
    Madison Children’s Museum
    Wisconsin Book Festival

    October 14, 2007
    7:40 AM
    Author Interview
    NBC Channel 15

    October 14, 2007
    2:00-3:45 PM
    Reading and Book signing
    Room of One's Own
    Wisconsin Book Festival

    October 16, 2007
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Discussion on young adult novels
    Lakeview Branch Library
    2845 N. Sherman Ave.

    October 20, 2007
    1:30-4:30 PM
    Books Beyond Borders
    An International Children’ s Book Fair
    Collage of DuPage
    Rm. 1544
    425 Fawell Blvd
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    November 13, 2007
    Lodi High School
    1100 Sauk Street
    Lodi, Wisconsin

    November 15, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Keeping Corner
    Book signing
    Barnes and Noble
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    November 17, 2007
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    Hefter Conference Center

    December 1, 2007
    Book signing
    Barnes and Noble East
    East Towne Mall
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 241-4695

    September 16, 2008 (7:00 PM)
    Book Launch of Monsoon Afternoon
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    October 11, 2008
    8:00-10:00 AM
    Book Signing, Educator Appreciation Week
    Barnes and Noble West

    October 13-16, 2008
    Author Visit
    Stoughton School District

    October 14, 2008
    6:30-7:30 PM
    Book talk and signing
    Stoughton Public Library

    October 15, 2008
    6:30-8:00 PM
    Library: Alicia Ashman Branch
    Description:Author Kashmira Sheth presents an affectionate, sensitive story which provides a look into Indian life and the shared moments and memories that bind generations together. Learn to make the three different kinds of paper boats that are in her beautiful new picture book, Monsoon Afternoon.

    November 15 (Saturday)
    2:00 – 3:30pm
    NCSS Conference
    (November 14-16, 2008)
    George R. Brown Convention Ctr
    1001 Avenida de las Americas
    Houston, Texas 77010

    November 16 (Sunday)
    8:00 - 10:00am
    Presentation on the CBC - NCSS Panel
    Room 342D
    Other Authors on Panel: Avi and Richard Peck
    NCSS Conference
    (November 14-16, 2008)
    George R. Brown Convention Ctr
    1001 Avenida de las Americas
    Houston, Texas 77010

    November 17 (Monday)
    9:00 – 11:00am
    School Presentation
    Outley Elementary School
    Houston, TX

    February 23, 2009
    International Reading Association (IRA)
    West Convention Center
    Phoenix, AZ

    9:00am – 10:00am
    Autographing Session
    Convention Center
    Peachtree Booth #937

    11:00am – 12:00pm
    Autographing Session
    Convention Center
    Disney-Hyperion Booth #938

    2:00pm – 4:45pm
    Special Interest Group (SIG) Sessions
    Children's Literature and Reading—Multiple Pathways to Global Literacy: Breaking Boundaries with Literature
    Convention Center
    Room: N231A/B
    FELLOW PRESENTERS: Kadir Nelson, Nikki Grimes, Janelle Mathis, Cyndi Giorgis, April Bedford, Belinda Louie

    March 15, 2010
    Great Lakes Regional Conference
    3:25-4:25 in the Mendota Room
    Madison Marriott West Hotel
    1313 John Q. Hammonds Drive
    Middleton, WI 53562

    March 16, 2010
    4:40-5:40 PM
    Teacher education Building
    Room 267
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    March 18, 2010
    7:00 PM
    Barnes and Noble West
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    April 22, 2010
    Teacher Education Building
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    April 24, 2010
    Warren-Newport Public Library
    224 N. O'Plaine Road
    Gurnee, IL 60031

    May 3-4, 2010
    Author visit
    Pulaski Community School District
    Pulaski, Wisconsin

    May 3, 2010
    5:00 PM
    Butterfly Books
    18 N. Broadway
    DePere, WI 54115

    Saturday, October 9, 2010
    1:00 PM
    Barnes and Noble, Green Bay
    Village of Ashwaubenon, 2498 Oneida Street, Green Bay, WI 54304, 920-490-1770

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    9:00AM - 12:00 PM
    Read On Wisconsin
    Executive Residence
    99 Cambridge Road Madison, WI 53704

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    Lodi Primary School Author Visit



Dear Kashmira Sheth,

I'm a seventh grader at Christ the Lord Lutheran School in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Our class read Boys Without Names and Keeping Corner. I thought they were both great books. I didn't think it was fair how women were being treated in India. In Boys Without Names I liked how the story played out, especially how Gopal helped all the boys grow to trust each other and helped them get rescued from Scarface. I was wondering what happened to Baba when he was gone and why he disappeared. I think you should write a sequel to Boys Without Names and Keeping Corner to tell what happened after they ended. Thank you and keep writing!

kashmira Sheth

Thanks for writing. I'm not sure about writing a sequel my last novels but I do plan to keep on writing!
In the previous post I have addressed my thought about what might have happened to Gopal's baba.

Lindsey Miller

Hi Kashmira.

I loved this book and have recommended it to many people. It's really important to be informed about things like this happening in India and throughout the world.

I happen to run a couple of sizable book clubs on Facebook and Goodreads, and we're reading and discussing this book later this year. Let me know if you want to participate in an author Q&A.

Also, I've reviewed your book on my online YA lit editorial. Here's a link if you want to read the review.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

kashmira Sheth

Hi Lindsey,

What an insightful review you wrote! Thanks so much for your interest in Boys Without Names. The story was tough to tell but I'm glad I was able to.
I would love to do author Q&A. Let me know how to go about it.

You can contact me via email or by phone 608-833-7338

Karen from Kansas

I read this for the Teacher's Choice Award nominations. It was fabulous and should be at the top of the list! It made me think and made me thankful for my freedom. I hope that readers will be many, and the impact will be huge! Thanks! PS - What can we do to help right now?

Kashmira Sheth

Thanks for writing to me about Boys without Names. This was a tough subject to write and read about, but obviously nothing compared to what millions of children are subjected to. I have listed some websites at the end of my book that are doing things to help children. Please check out UNICEF and Bachpana Bacaho and the antislavery websites. Also, as an individual I have stopped buying cheap goods, especially knickknacks that I think might be made by a young child. This problem is so widespread that it is difficult to avoid all the goods made by children like Gopal. I believe education will help these children to break the cycle of poverty so giving any help to educate these children would be a huge step in the right direction.


What holiday do you mention in boys without names? (please reply fast)

Kashmira Sheth

I've mentioned Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi in my book.


Great book, but in the end you say that Gopal never asked where his father was when he disappeared, and we never found out. What happened to Gopal's father or are we supposed to guess and come up with our own theories?

Kashmira Sheth

I wanted my readers to come up with their own theories. Baba didn't have any money, he had never been to a big city, he was illiterate, and also the monsoon had arrived. So anything was possible, right?
What do you think happened to Baba?


Well since he came home looking older and thinner, I think he got lost and did not have enough money to eat. He got off at the wrong stop and had to walk home, and probably arrived just shortly before Gopal did, that is why he looked old and thin. He had lots of life in his eyes, so he had hope of finding home, asked around found a few people he trusted who lead him in the right direction. Chachahu finally leads him in the right direction and the police hunt for Baba is off since he found his way himself filled with hope to see his family.

Kashmira Sheth

The monsoon rain could have flooded some of the area (it usually does)and Baba could not get around easily. It may have scared him because he was not used to such rain. (In the rural area the dry land soaks up the rain quickly).
Thanks for writing to me.


From what I read Gopal was 11, and Amar was 6. How old were Barish, Kabir, Roshan and Sahil. From what I guessed Barish was the oldest, younger than Jatin, Kabir was second oldest but how old were the other boys, was Roshan and Sahil older or younger than Gopal.

So my guess is
Barish 14-15
Kabir 13-14
Gopal 11(we know this for sure)
Roshah 10-12
Sahil 10-12
Amar 6

Kashmira Sheth

Your guess is right. I didn't specify some kids ages because they probably didn't know it. I think of Barish as no more than 14 and the rest of them are younger them him.
Due to lack of food they also look much younger.

Chris Olson

This seems like a great book. I am interested in having Kashmira Sheth do an author visit to the school that I work at. I can be contacted directly at 608-845-4210.


I really love your books Boys Without Names and Blue Jasmine. Was you childhood like Seema? Did others bully you?


I was wondering, do you think i could read KEEPING CORNER even if it's 12 and up?? I really want to, because I just know that it'll be a great book and Gandhi is in it!!!!! He is really an inspiration to me!

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Megan,

Thanks for writing to me. Seema and I share a lot about our childhoods. The tropical garden, the family, the food is what we have in common. But I remember being not so much bullied as shunned by some girls.
You can read Keeping Corner if you are ten or older. I hope you enjoy it.



I love it!


Dear Ms. Kashmira Sheth,
I am Mr.Rohit Trivedi's brother's nephew.I liked the book boys without names.The way you have described mumbai is terrific!!!!I only kept reading this book and didnt concentrate on my exams.But dont worry this book is magical.

Kashmira Sheth

Glad you enjoyed the book, Vaibhav. I don't know if you are nephew of Rohit Trivedi's older or younger brother.
I hope you did well on your exams!


I am his younger brother Vikram trivedi's nephew

Pooja Patel

Dear Mrs.Sheth,
Our 6th grade class would like to know about the village of Jamlee that you wrote about in Keeping Corner. We tried to research it but couldn't find any information. Can you email our teacher about Jamlee?
PS: Thank you for your time and help. We are really enjoying your book, Keeping Corner.

Kashmira Sheth

Dear Pooja,

Thanks for your note. The village of Jamlee is a fictional one. I took two places I knew, Kapadvanj and Balasinor and made up a place called Jamlee. You will find both these towns in Kheda District in Gujarat.
Pooja from you last name I think your family might have come from the same district!
Let me know if you or other students have more questions. I also have new website: Please go to


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