Anitha Ramkumar is a teacher, librarian, a dreamer and an independent spirit. She used to believe that she is a multi-modal thinker. But of late she is realizing that she only has two modes - the 'reading mode' and the 'what to read next' mode. And she is quite happy with this epiphany!
Mayil is back and she is all grown up! An older teenager, she pushes boundaries for herself and her family. A look at the series read with my kids, now with the 3rd book, This is Me, Mayil.
Want accessible information on health of girls? Spreading Your Wings, A health Infomic for Girls of All Ages is a great resource, in comic form that kids will find interesting.
A must read book for anyone above 12, Like A Girl by Aparna Jain is a treasure house of the real stories of the great women of India.
Sujata Prasad's biography of Sonal Mansingh is a celebration of the multifaceted dancer, and can afford a peek into this otherwise reticent woman's life.
Fictional role models do affect mindset, especially if these are feisty female role models for teens - as our author discovered. We published Part I yesterday. Here's Part II.
Today, 12th July is Malala Day, for one of the most inspiring and fearless role models for teens. Here are a few inspiring YA books for both boys and girls.
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is an original crowdfunded book, to inspire children with stories of 100 heroic women from Queen Elizabeth to Serena Williams.
Even though she lost the race to the President's position, Hillary Clinton is an inspiration to the girl child, enabling them to reach for their dreams!
This International Day Of The Girl Child, which was on 11th October, I hope you decided to pick up some empowering books for girls. Here is a great list.
Meeti Shroff-Shah's book Do You Know Any Good Boys?: A Woman's Guide To The Arranged Marriage is a look at the modern Indian arranged marriage.
Do we really have enough strong girl characters in children's books and movies that our children, both boys and girls, can emulate?
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Before We Visit The Goddess speaks of the trials of three generations of women, and how their actions affect each other's lives.
Big Hero, Size Zero written by Anusha Harihariharan and Sowmya Rajendran is a great book for not only teens, but also for adults to explore the concept of gender.
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