South Asian Kidlit

South Asian Kidlit 2016

Hope you summer as been relaxing. My life seems to be a bit all over the place with writing conferences, kid camps, vacation … can’t believe summer is half over. Yesterday I did a guest post on South Asian kidlit for We Need Diverse Book’s Looking Back series. While researching for that post I felt a… Read more »

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Heart of a Tiger

Title: Heart of a Tiger Author: Marsha Diane Arnold Illustrator: Jamichael Henterly Publisher: Dial Books, 1995 Book Type: Fiction Ages: 4-8 Themes: Bravery, Perseverance, Jungle Animals, India Excerpt: The Name Day Celebration was only one week away. “My name shall be Bahadur Shikari – Mighty Hunger,” declared Number One, scouting the veranda for mice. “I’ll choose Rang Birange Kapare… Read more »

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Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday (PPBF) again. This week you will get not one but TWO in-depth reviews for this week’s pick GANESHA’S SWEET TOOTH.  So why two reviews this week, you ask? Upon receiving this book from the publisher, I was completely speechless regarding the unique illustrations, I did not have a clue as… Read more »

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One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

Title: One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale Author & Illustrator: Demi Check out the interview at Paper Tigers Publisher: Scholastic Press, 1997 Book Type: Fiction Ages: 5-10 Themes: Folklore, India, Social Responsibility, Math, Cleverness Synopsis (from book jacket flap): Long ago in India, there lived a raja who believed that he was wise and… Read more »

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