Friday, June 20, 2014

The Why Why girls and boys

Why are we putting up this blogpost now? Why do we love illustrators? Why do we feel that  children should have storybooks around them? Well, we're sure you know - we just love storybooks and their creators and their readers! And mostly, the band of champions who take the stories out to children.

In 2003, to promote the Read India movement, Pratham Books released Mahasweta Devi's book The Why Why Girl? The bright and bold illustrations were by Kanyika kini. The book, published by Tulika Books,  was translated into Kannada by Girish Karnad with the title Yake Yake Hudugi. The launch coincided with the International Literacy Day celebrations.

And now, since Pratham Books has already started its International Literacy Day festivities by launching the Tentastic Project, we were happy to see this post via our friends at Hippocampus. Read Kanyika's interview here.

If you, or someone you know, would like to be a Pratham Books Champion, why not look up the details here?

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