“Uma, Not-So-Perfect” – Book Launched
“Uma, Not-So-Perfect”, written by 14 year old author Yamini Prashanth was launched at Odyssey Book Store, Adyar.
Mr. R. Seshasayee, Chairman, Infosys Ltd. and Indusind Bank, Mrs. Shoba Raman, Principal, Vidya Mandir, Mrs. Saraswathy Rajagopalan, Executive Editor, Mango books and Mr. T.S. Ashwin, Director Odyssey were present at the launch. The book is illustrated by Ms. Soumya Menon.
Yamini Prashanth – the 14 year old author of “Mishti”, a children’s novel. Mishti was published by Unicorn Books and was launched in October, 2013. She wrote “mishti” when she was 11 years old. Mishti was reviewed by our honourable Late Ex-president, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. Her second book, “Best of Granny stories”, is a collection of 20 stories for 6 to 8 year old kids. Yamini is a voracious reader and her favourite authors are Shakespeare, Enid Blyton, Ruskin Bond and Rick Riordan. Yamini also became one of the youngest TEDx speakers of India. She spoke at TEDX at the Ecole Mondiale World School in Mumbai. She is a student of Tenth grade in Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore.
About “Uma, Not-So-Perfect”:
FUN, FRIENDSHIP, FITTING-IN. These are the top three items on the to-do list of the new girl in London, Uma Patel. Fun and artsy by nature, Uma has ticks on all these boxes by the first few months of her school year. But, as the pressure of school builds up, egos clash and terrible truths are revealed, will these tick marks survive, or fade away? With a school play around the corner, there will be drama before the curtain even goes up!