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Ritu Hemnani

Ritu Hemnani is a journalist, teacher, and storyteller, who hopes for every child to see
themselves in the pages of a book and know that their stories matter. She is also a voice
actor and motivational speaker. Ritu recognizes herself as ethnically Indian, a British
national, and calls Hong Kong her home, where she lives with her husband and three
children. Ritu’s debut historical Middle-Grade Novel-in-Verse, ‘Three Colors of Hope,’ is set
for publication by Harper Collins/Balzer and Bray in the Spring of 2024.

Ritu is passionate about promoting diversity and nurturing inclusivity and empathy through
writing stories that center marginalized communities and encompass universal truths;
spotlighting human interest articles with heart, and collaborating with local literary and
charity organizations to promote literacy. She shares the seeds of her writing journey and
the inspiration behind her deep dive into her own family history in her 2019 TEDx Talk, An
Inheritance Worth Sharing:

When not writing or teaching, Ritu delights in family game nights, strumming the strings of
her guitar, and paddling through Hong Kong waters on her carrot-colored kayak.
You can find Ritu on Twitter @rituhemwrites or at her website:

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