#INDIAKIDLIT – Stories as a Brilliant Disguise

by Devashish Makhija When Ali Became Bajrangbali - by Devashish Makhija, illustrated. by Priya Kuriyan (Tulika Books, 2011) - available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, and Gujarati In ‘When Ali Became Bajrangbali’, a monkey is portrayed as being a god on the one hand while on the other hand, a monkey … Continue reading #INDIAKIDLIT – Stories as a Brilliant Disguise

#INTLYALITMONTH: What a month!

Some titles from #IntlYALitMonth Throughout the month of May, librarians, authors, teachers, and library activists from around the world took turns reviewing #IntlYALit titles that will help us provide our students with more windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors. I'm humbled by the efforts of the reviewers and thrilled with the results of their work. … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: What a month!

#INTLYALITMONTH: Year of the Weeds by Siddhartha Sarma and Oonga by Devashish Makhija

Review by Katie Day Year of the Weeds by Siddhartha Sarma Oonga by Devashish Makhija I’m cheating a bit by insisting on reviewing two books today.  But both are fictions based on an on-going political and environmental struggle over indigenous people’s lands and rights in India – and both deserve to be better known and … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: Year of the Weeds by Siddhartha Sarma and Oonga by Devashish Makhija