Bonding Over Bell Hooks, Beyoncé, and Black Womanhood — The Sisterhood of Traveling Books
How do you ensure that something as non-negotiable as diversity is not reduced to just a trend? Who decides who the supposed audience for a book should be and on what basis? If you’ve found yourself thinking about this and more, join the conversation with these podcasts on children’s publishing that focus on amplifying marginalized and diverse voices.
By Asha Sridhar
From learning to love your unique name to bonding with someone different from you, here are five picture books that show us how to build a truly inclusive society.
How lovely it is to look at the world through Jess Hong’s untainted Lovely lens. Tall, short, black, white, sporty, graceful—toss out all the deep-seated biases, stereotypes or cliches you may have associated with these words, for Lovely turns every idea on its head. If you think of a giraffe when someone says, “big...
A two-part series for children on the importance of voting and free speech:
Special Agent Swathi has a new case to crack and if there’s one thing she doesn’t have, it’s time! A (ravenously) hungry new monster has landed in her neighbourhood, and that too just before the elections! It only gets worse….This bahubelly has an appetite for all things NEW…s! Can Swathi get her neighbourhood out of this soup or has she taken on more than she can shoo? Yikes! Chew?
Part two of the two-part series on the importance of voting and free speech.
A two-part series for children on identifying and tackling misinformation and fake news.
Part two of the two-part series on how to identify and tackle misinformation and fake news
V.R. Kanniappan calls Scott and Co. his factory, but all he has are four people, a room and one machine who together make around 700 bottles of goli soda in a day.
Like a defiant chain unwilling to let go, the roughly 80,000 books at the library of the Madras Literary Society rest on each other in 20 back-to-back stacks that extend from the floor to the high ceiling of its heritage home. At some places, though, you spot gaps, which are inevitable, considering that the library is 199 years old.