A new discourse about disability

Chintan Girish Modi
Here is a book that lays bare the indignities that people with disabilities have to tolerate on an everyday basis. Divided into seven sections, there are autobiographical accounts that provide a glimpse of what self-representation means to people with disabilities. The book also contains narratives that put the spotlight on parents, educators, and caregivers of people with disabilities.

In harmony with nature

Chintan Girish Modi
Stories are perhaps the most beautiful ways of ensuring that important messages reach people, both adults and children. Mita Bordoloi’s picture book Bumoni’s Banana Trees is an endearing tale of how a little girl finds a solution to a human-animal conflict. Through the story the book also passes on the message of sustainable living.

To a librarian, with love

Chintan Girish Modi
Thammi’s Gift is a rare children’s book that addresses both grief and joy without any over-simplification. The book acknowledges children’s feelings on the death of a grandparent. It is a tribute to a pioneering Indian librarian, Bandana Sen. It is also a useful resource for adults.

Books on Climate Change

If you are looking to introduce children to climate change and hope to inspire them to work with the topic, here is a list of books that can help you nudge them in that direction.

Turning the pages of history

Chintan Girish Modi
Here is the first children’s book in English that highlights the Chera kingdom and life in Kerala in the 11th century. A wonderful addition to school libraries, the book highlights Kerala’s multiculturalism and explores the matrilineal system that was prevalent in Kerala. An interview with the author gives an insight into the process that went into writing this book.

“Doing science” with a trailblazer

Chintan Girish Modi
Are you a teacher looking to induce in your students an element of curiosity and inquiry? Would you like to introduce them to one of India’s greatest scientists? Then lay your hands on Little Jagadish and the Great Experiment. We bring you an interview with Anjali Joshi, the author of this fun and enticing tale.

Giving children’s literature a fillip

Swaha Sahoo
A lot of us are working to bring children back to the book reading habit and one thing that will help us in this effort is good quality children’s literature. The Parag Honour List, that is put together after a thorough selection process, helps us find good books that children can read, books with contexts that are familiar to them and also tells us how and where we can access these books.

Nriching our virtual classrooms!

Krittika Hazra
Finding good resources for classroom use is not easy when there is so much available on the internet. Therefore, when we find good resources it is important that we share them. Here is a website you will find useful in the math classroom.