Different Differenter

Different Differenter
Jyoti Gupta
A full-color, activity book for 5-8 year-olds. Kirkus Reviews called it “an engaging primer on embracing differences that deftly combines a narrative with hands-on learning.

About the Author

Jyoti analyzes and makes media for social good, particularly on colorism. Her independent book, Different Differenter: An Activity Book about Skin Color has been included as a specialized K-2, anti-racist resource on or in McGraw-Hill's Wonders, a cultural competency curriculum for educators, Rethinking School's planner Resource List, and Social Justice Books. Jyoti's views have been featured in Bitch Media, Brooklyn Free Radio, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Wirecutter. She is the founder of The Colo(u)rism Project; a former TEDxWomen (2012) and Jaipur Literary Festival (2017) speaker.

Jyoti holds an MA in Media Studies from The New School University and an MA in Liberal Studies from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, both in Manhattan. She has a BFA in Applied Art (Visual Communication) from the Delhi College of Art, in India, where she worked for a few years before moving to the U.S. She currently lives in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York, with her 9-year-old son whose most recent feedback is that she is "overdoing the [discipline] lessons."