Finding Om
Author: Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH | Illustrator: Morgan Huff


Finding Om is an award-winning illustrated children's book that shares the story of Anu, an Indian African girl who explores the mantra Om with her beloved grandfather, Appuppa. Through this story, she begins to uncover techniques of mindfulness that readers can explore along with her. This wonderful multicultural, intergenerational story is sure to become a staple in classrooms and homes across the world.



Purple Dragonfly - 1st Place Best Cover Design, 1st Place Best Illustrations, Honourable Mention New Author: Fiction

Moonbeam Award - Mindfulness


Praise for Finding Om

“In Finding Om, Rashmi Bismark manages to distill down the most important teaching of many traditions into a simple practice that even a child can understand and apply. The conversation between Anu and Appuppa is not unlike a guru-disciple dialogue of the Upanishads. A precious book!”
— Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, author of Shakti Rising (2017), The Heart of Wellness (2018), and Glorious Alchemy (2019)

“This beautiful and wise book will bring wonder, curiosity, and peace to the hearts of children everywhere.”
— Tara Brach, Ph.D., psychologist, internationally known teacher of meditation, and bestselling author of Radical Acceptance (2003), True Refuge (2012), and Radical Compassion (2019)

Finding Om is a beautiful way to explain the power of Om as a mantra and its connection to ourselves and the Universe. This book will surely help children learn to meditate and see the peace and wonder this practice can inspire.”
— Susan Verde, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of children’s books, including I Am Human (2018) and I Am Love (2019)

Finding Om is a glorious, charming, must-have in every child's library. In an increasingly frenetic world, it's never been more important to teach our children peace. Such a powerful and necessary book to guide our children how to connect to themselves and the world around us.”
— Sheetal Sheth, award-winning actress, advocate, and author of Always Anjali (2018)