A FINALIST FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE 2021 NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHILDREN'S HISTORY BOOK PRIZE
A 2022 JUDY LOPEZ MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER
A NERDY BOOK CLUB WINNER A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
A 2022 ALSC NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR WINNER
A WALTER DEAN MYERS HONOR WINNER
THE MALKA PENN AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
A JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD HONOR WINNER
A SOUTH ASIA BOOK AWARD HONOR WINNER
A 2019 ALSC NOTABLE BOOK
A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
A TEXAS LONE STAR READING LIST SELECTION A NERDY BOOK CLUB WINNER
Veera's Newbery Honor winning book, THE NIGHT DIARY, was inspired by some of her father's experiences during the Partition of India in 1947. Watch Veera talk with her editor, Namrata Tripathi, in the video below.
THE NIGHT DIARY was also featured on NPR's Weekend Edition! You can listen here!