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Our student reporter, Taesung Tao shares his pick of South-Asian children’s books on family love and multigenerational relationships. We have more books curated for kids in our April Maker Box. Along with the book recommendations, Maker Box members can attend a FREE StoryTime. This April, we have a story time celebrating families.

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Now for the books, we recommend, here is the list!

  1. My Mama is a Devi: This illustrated children’s book by Kirtie Devi Persaud is a reminder of our love for moms everywhere.
  2. Meera Makes the Aloo Paratha: A beautiful illustrated book from Sangeetha Narayan and illustrated by Noor Alshalabi. It shows the bond between grandparents and kids, and shares the ever yummy aloo paratha!
  3. A Sari for Ammi: Written by Mamta Nainy with illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat, this book is a visual treat. It’s a story set in Kaithoon in Kota in a family of Sari weavers and two little girls who have a plan for Ammi.
  4. Where three oceans meet: Written by Rajani LaRocca and illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan, this is a book about multigenerational love. Grandmother, mother, and a little girl who celebrate their roots and love!
  5. Ameya’s Two Worlds: A story about a girl in an Indian wedding between several languages. It’s a tender story of recognizing the superpower of heritage languages and finding a sense of comfort in all our identities from Aditi Wardhan Singh and illustrated by Noor Alshalabi. 

We have many more books celebrating human and our extended families this month. Keep a watch on our Instagram page where we will continue to share these recommendations. They will also ship (by age) with our maker box this month!

A little book, Lil’ Danny Runs the Race, about a delightful little beaver running a mile for the first time with his mama is also coming your way with the maker box!

Which books do you like? Do share your recommendations with us!


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