Anita Yasuda

Anita Yasuda is a Canadian writer of South Asian descent. She is a verse novelist and children’s picture book author of UP, UP, EVER UP! JUNKO TABEI: A LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu (Clarion, 2024); DIWALI: A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, illustrated by Darshika Varma (Penguin Random House, 2024); and BOLLYWOOD BEAT, (Kids Can Press, 2025), as well as many other books for young readers. Anita is a recipient of the Highlight’s Foundation Rebecca Kai Dotlich Scholarship for poetry writers, a member of SCBWI, and CANSCAIP. Represented by Lori Steel of SteelWorks Literary.

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