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This is book 34 of The Tania Series. With so many different religions, philosophies, theories and gods, Tania is utterly confused. Who or what is god? How does god affect her life? What does god want her to do? What does science have to say about god? The questions keep piling up. A discussion with …

 
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In The Village Leader we follow the history of Than Kyi, one of the only female village leaders in all of Kayah State. In fact, she is one of the very few Myanmar women serving as village and ward leaders. Than Kyi always wanted to help her village and when the oppourtunity arose she stepped …

 
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Home is a poignant look at life for a little girl that ends up as a refugee. The little girl lives in a village with her family but one day armed men are on their way inbound and her and her mother are separated from her family and follow a river of people to a …

 
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Kali Wants to Dance is the biography of Kali Veerapathiran born in a fishing Village, with a talent and passion in dancing. But his family does not have enough money to spare for dance classes. And who has heard of boys dancing for a living? “Who has ever learned dance and made any money from it? It’s a …

 
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Marching to Freedom is a creative non-fiction picture book written around Gandhi’s famous march to freedom. Mahatma Gandhi and his followers are organising a march that will go down in history as a momentous event in the struggle for India’s freedom. The group are marching to Dandi to protest against the unfair salt tax imposed by …

 
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What will today bring is a picture book about a young child’s experience coping with disaster. This book is a great way for children to learn empathy for those facing civil disasters, to get inside the shoes of children displaced by natural disasters. This would be a very suitable story for classroom study when fundraising …

 
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San’s quest, San, a rock painting, learns with the help of a friend to face his fears. San the bushman drawing lives all alone in his cave. He finds out that there are others like him in the Karoo, but he is too scared to leave his cave. When he has the courage to venture …

 
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Biju Spins Some Magic, a cultural children’s story for early to middle grades, Biju accompanies his father to Delhi to sell the saris. Biju and his family are weavers in rural Odisha. They create beautiful fabrics to sell in the cities of India and abroad. In this tale of Biju’s adventures find out how he  …

 
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Arabella Rose And Her Dancing Toes – “Dancing keeps me on my toes,” announces Arabella Rose. She dances here and there and everywhere, even when people stop and stare. No problem for her, but she thinks how much more fun would it be if others were so free and would kick up their own heels? …

 
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Handmade in India is a journal style book from an artist traveling through the Indian countryside. The writer paints the artisans she meets and the many items they make. The text includes lots of information about the people and culture in the countryside of India. The beautiful water colour illustrations and descriptive texts really take …

 
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Queen of Soweto – Basetsana Kumalo is a beauty queen, but she’s also so much more. She teaches us that true beauty is about having a heart filled with love and generosity. Her story shows us that if you have courage and determination, you can achieve your dreams – whatever they may be. This book …

 
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Walking Together tells a simple rhyming story about walking together to the clinic. A beautiful story for young children who may be afraid of going to the Doctor. This book is suited for early readers, the book has page per page of colourful and fun images that will keep young children interested. Another great creative …

 
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What Shall I Wear Today – Did you ever struggle to make your mind up what to wear? Another great creative commons, Level 2 book from Pratham and Storyweaver. By: Natasha Sharma, Tanvi Choudhury Sample Page From What Shall I Wear Today: Do you get the feeling sometimes that none of your clothes are just right? I …

 
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Everything looks new – Vasant Panchami is the Indian celebration of the first day of spring. What exciting things happen in India in spring? Another beautiful creative commons book from Pratham and Storyweaver. Level 2, Words 320. By: Mala Kumar, Manisha Chaudhry, Priya Kuriyan   Sample Page From Everything looks new: Today is Vasant Panchami. My parents say …

 
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Daksha lives in a remote hamlet in the Himalayas. After losing her family to flashfloods, she grows up in the village community and gains knowledge of herbal medicine by helping the Vaidya. A chance encounter opens up a new life that includes schooling. But Daksha longs for her mountain home….This is an inspirational story set …

 
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How Old Is Muttajji? – A captivating story where two children try to work out how old Muttajji, their great grand mother, is. As they try to work our her age, they walk through many significant events and places in Indian history, and work through some basic mathematics. The end of the book provides some …

 
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Tania Attends A Wedding – Tania attends a Hindu family wedding in India. Another great book in the Tania series by Kanika G, which additionally provides a wonderful insight into Indian culture and traditions. By: Kanika G     Sample Text From Tania Attends A Wedding: Tania’s family had just arrived at the house where Aunt …

 
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A young girl goes in search of the spirit of spring to help save her village. An endearing tale of friendship and culture. Another great creative commons book from BookDash. Illustrated by Selina Masego Morulane, Written by Mosa Mahlaba, Designed by Sibusiso Mkhwanazi   Text and Images from Searching for the Spirit of Spring The Winter cold …

 
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Mavi Fare – The Blue Mouse – The Blue Mosque in Istanbul had a Blue Mouse. The little blue mouse was i danger from both people and cats, will he eventually escape to go on more adventures? Another great children’s story from Stuart Baum of Stuart Stories. By: Stuart Baum   Text from Mavi Fare – …

 
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