We've just received confirmation that Pratham Books has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2014 for being a reading promoter. ALMA is considered the largest prize for children's and young adult literature and is given to outstanding authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters in the memory of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, most known for her children's book Pippi Longstocking. Pratham Books is one out of 238 candidates from 68 countries, nominated by eminent nominating bodies. The ALMA laureate or luareates will be announced will be announced on March 25, 2014, both in Sweden.
We are also happy to announce that the other Indian organizations nominated this time are Katha, Tara Books and A & A Book Trust. It feels great to be recognized as promoters of reading among children. You can see the entire list of candidates here. Thank you friends, for being with us while we get our kids reading in every part of India!
Image source; Wikipedia, the cover of the first edition of Pippi Longstocking