We are so proud of Dillon adoptive mom Anjali Durepo for publishing her first book, “A Path for Appu,” a children’s tale about a baby elephant.
Although Anjali was born in Africa where elephants and giraffes abound, her childhood years were spent in upstate New York.
She has worked as an elementary school assistant principal, social worker, and teacher. Her passion is impacting children—encouraging them to develop their own faith.
“A Path for Appu” is her first published book, tackling two issues close to her heart—adoption and animal protection. She looks forward to penning more books that will help shape children’s hearts. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their three children.
One of her children, Eli, is 8 and was adopted through the Dillon India program.
When Appu, an orphaned baby elephant, learns to face his fears, he discovers a destiny much larger than he’d ever dreamed. As he makes a difficult choice, his faith calms his anxious heart. Children of all ages can follow Appu as he walks along his path to fulfill his purpose. Buy the book.
Originally from India, Nanda moved to the United States when she was 14. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a master’s degree in art history from the University of Wisconsin. Nanda teaches art and science in an elementary school. She hopes her love for art will inspire children to celebrate their artistic talents in all subjects.