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    The Adventures of Tootsie Lama by: Stuti Agarwal

    In many ways, Tootsie Lama is like any eight-year-old girl in the small hilly town of Darjeeling. But in many ways, she is completely different – she lives on her own, goes to bed whenever she likes and cooks her own meals. One day Tootsie decides she would really like a delicious steaming bowl of thukpa, just like her Aama used to make it. Now all she needs is a plan.

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    Ahimsa by: Supriya Kelkar

    About: Can one girl make a difference in the destiny of a nation? It is 1942 and 10-year-old Anjali’s mother has joined India’s freedom struggle. Anjali gets unwillingly involved in the turmoil. She has to give up her biases against the Dalit community, or the so-called untouchables, and sacrifice her foreign-made clothes for khadi. When her world turns upside down, will Anjali be able to overcome her internal struggles and summon the courage needed to complete her mother’s social reform work? Inspired by her great-grandmother’s experience working with Gandhi, Supriya Kelkar brings to life the stories of the unsung heroes of India’s War of Independence.

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    Pashmina by: Nidhi Chanani

    About: Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most important, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions – the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mothe’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colourful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew. In this heart-warming debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

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    Sadiq Wants to Stitch by: Mamta Nainy

    Sadiq loves stitching colourful patterns on rugs. However, his Ammi reminds him that boys in his community don’t stitch, they tend to the livestock. But Sadiq is determined to pursue his passion.This winsome tale that defies gender norms and talks about a fading shepherd craft of Kashmir, is beautifully written by Mamta Nainy, and illustrated through watercolour vistas by renowned artist Niloufer Wadia.

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    When Jiya Met Urmila by: Shabnam Minwalla

    When Jiya meets Urmila, she sees a loud girl with a fierce expression and too-bright clothes. Urmila sees a snooty girl with a dull dress and no spunk. Can they ever be friends?

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    I Need To Pee by: Neha Singh

    Rahi simply loves slurping refreshing drinks, and so she always needs to pee. On her way to her aunt’s house in Meghalaya, she has to pee on a train as well as stop at a hotel, and even visit the really scary public toilet at the bus depot! When those around her refuse to help her with her troubles, her only saviour is her Book of Important Quotes.

    Travel with the cheeky Rahi and read all about her adventures in this quirky and vibrant book about the ever-relevant worry of having a safe and clean toilet experience.

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    The Clever Tailor by: Srividhya Venkat

    Rupa Ram is a famous but poor tailor with an unfulfilled dream – to stitch something for his own family. So, when he receives a gift of a brand new saafa, he is inspired to do just that! At the heart of this touching tale is a generous man who uses his imagination and creativity to do right by his family. With delightful illustrations by Nayantara Surendranath, this book is Srividhya Venkat’s charming Indian adaptation of a European folktale.

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    The War That Saved My Life by: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him.

    So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?

    This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making.

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    Machher Jhol by: Richa Jha

    When Baba, Gopu’s father, falls sick, Gopu—who is visually impaired—knows he will have to step out alone. He negotiates the crowds, the markets, and the traffic of the city of Calcutta, all by himself, to reach his grandma’s house to get her to cook Baba’s favourite fish curry. Does he succeed in bringing it home?

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    The Tale of Babban Hajjam by: Ira Saxena

    Babban Hajjam is curious to know why barbers who go to the palace to give the king a haircut never return. When it is his turn to be summoned, Babban gets his answer.

    Will Babban stay out of trouble by keeping his incredible discovery under wraps, or does the secret unravel and seal his fate?

    Ira Saxena infuses mystery and laughter into this classic Indian folktale, and Mayukh Ghosh’s larger-than-life illustrations make this book a visual treat.