Anita Yasuda is the author of Up, Up, Ever Up! Junko Tabei A Life In The Mountains, Diwali: A Festival Of Joy, Bollywood Beat, and many other books for young readers. She lives in the rolling hills of Ontario.
Anita Yasuda is the author of Up, Up, Ever Up! Junko Tabei: A Life In The Mountains, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu; Diwali: A Festival Of Joy, illustrated by Darshika Varma; and Bollywood Beat, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan, as well as many other books for young readers. She earned her honors degree in East Asian and South Asian studies at the University of Toronto,Victoria College, and her Montessori and Early Childhood qualifications at the AMI Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating, Anita worked many jobs, from preschool teacher, salesclerk, caterer, firefighter (for one day), freelance magazine writer, and authoring books for educational publishers.
Anita lives in the rolling hills of Ontario with her family. Her dog keeps her company as she writes stories at her desk or on long hikes in the woods. When she is not writing or hiking, Anita can be found visiting family in Japan and meeting fascinating people all over the world.
Anita is represented by Lori Steel at Red Fox Literary.