Featuring childrens books
- By Priya Kumari
Priya Kumari is a multi-award-winning children’s author and the founder of Eternal Tree Books, which produces mainly children’s books. Her mission is to publish uplifting books created by visionary authors and artists to share stories from under-represented Indian and Asian cultures. Celebrated personalities like Hema Malini, Sharon Salzberg, and Prof Ved Nanda have praised her books. Her most popular book, Leaf Talks Peace: Buddha’s Message of Harmony, is the first picture book to be endorsed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who wrote the book’s foreword. Her work has been covered by News 12, TV Asia, ITV Gold, New York Weekly, USA Wire, LA Wire, International Business Times, several magazines, podcasts, blogs, and radio shows. Passionate about diverse representation in publishing, Priya was selected as a member of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee of the largest trade association for independent publishers in the US–IBPA. She is the founding board member of South Asian Kidlit and on board of East Brunswick Library Foundation. Born and raised in the scenic foothills of Himalayas, she inherited her love of reading and passion for the written word from her father, who owned a bookstore. She is also a certified public accountant and lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons.
“Priya Kumari’s Leaf Talks Peace…teaches children the importance of living in harmony with nature and with all forms of life. I hope that it will contribute to a better awareness of the responsibility each of us has to protect our environment.” – HH The Dalai Lama
“A beautiful children’s book…a jewel…as it encourages young readers to protect cultural diversity and perceive themselves as a reflection of harmony seen in nature.” –The Kenting Tai Situpa
An enchanting picture book that playfully explains Buddha’s message of interdependent origins of all life to help raise cooperative and compassionate global citizens. What the Buddha saw in a peepal leaf—cosmic harmony—has been retold lyrically by an imaginary character, Harmony—a leaf of the Bodhi tree.