Dr. Amita Roy Shah is an award-winning author who has written the delightful multicultural children’s picture books It’s Time for Holi! and Lights, Camera, Diwali! with a mission of teaching, kids, parents and educators more about the Indian culture. She has spent her career in multicultural education and curriculum development and also the founder of HybridParenting.org; an online platform that is dedicated to investing in the cultural well-being of children.
Dr. Amita created Hybrid Parenting to empower parents to foster multicultural competence in their children. Multicultural competence is the ability to understand, effectively communicate, and interact with people from diverse cultures. This skill promotes higher level critical thinking skills and helps children develop multiple perspectives of the world.