Between My Hands


Picture Book coming 9/17/24 from Macmillan FSG
Illustrations by Naveen Selvanathan

What’s between your hands when you namaste the world? Maya is only three days into summer vacation and already bored. Outside her window, the street is full of neighbors. Coming and going. Earning and spending. Fixing and mending. Everyone has something to do—everyone’s hands are busy. Except Maya’s. When she opens her palms, they are empty. They are small. What in the world can her hands do? As Maya longs to do something useful alongside her neighbors—proclaim truth, stand for justice, or show mercy—she discovers that children like her can give the greatest gift of all: love.