Gauri Manglik

Gauri Manglik is the CEO and founder of, a literary organization that spreads awareness about South Asian children’s literature in the United States. As a first-generation immigrant mother raising her two boys in California, she felt strongly about advocating for increased diversity in children’s literature in schools and libraries. Prior to founding KitaabWorld, Manglik practiced law for more than twelve years and advised a number of start-ups as they disrupted conventional ways of doing things. Inspired by their innovative thinking, Manglik followed her own passion to disrupt the world of children’s literature and bring marginalized voices to the table. She has written numerous articles and research papers in various journals including Tax Notes International and Teaching Tolerance.