Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms

In this STEM chapter book adventure, eight-year-old Sejal Sinha is excited to celebrate Diwali with her family—until a storm knocks out the power. Rough winds ruin her cousin’s sparkling outfit. And there’s a hurricane warning on the news.

Luckily, Sejal has her trusty cardboard box. After converting it into a hurricane hunting aircraft, she and her crew zoom into the sky to learn all they can about the science of hurricanes and super storms. What powers them? Can anything stop them?

Sejal’s little brother thinks they should feed Hurricane Ruin-Everything snacks to calm its anger. Her puppy tries to scare it away with her best growls. And her cousin thinks the whole adventure is just a bad dream!

Apparently, the government has tried using science to stop hurricanes before. Diwali is about light winning over darkness, but can the Sinha squad use what they’ve learned to save their beloved holiday?

Releasing summer '23 from Simon & Schuster / Aladdin

Alyson Heller at Aladdin has bought debut chapter book SEJAL BATTLES SUPER STORMS by Maya Prasad, first in a new series that follows an Indian American girl with an active imagination and a love of STEM, who uses sciecne to save her family's Diwali celebration on the night of a storm. Publication is set for spring 2023; Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management negotiated the three-book deal for world rights.

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