India Global Story Box Synopsis
A Child’s Day in an Indian Village. Das, Prodeepta (2001). Photographs. London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN: 9780761412205.
Uses photographs to follow six-year-old Geeta through a typical day, providing insight into what life is like in the small Indian village of Janla.
Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth. Patel, Sanjay (2012). San Francisco, CA: Chronicle. ISBN: 978145210362.
An original story based on Hindu mythology, this book tells the story about how Ganesha’s love of sweets led to a broken tusk and the writing of the epic poem, the Mahabharata. Includes author’s note about the myth.
Monsoon. Krishnaswami, Uma (2003). Illustrated by Akib, Jamel. NY: FSG. ISBN: 9780374350154.
A family in India living in a large city waits for the monsoon rains that will cool off the people and bring rain for the crops. Lively urban scenes filled with people herald the diversity of the city and the joy of long-awaited rain.
Monsoon Afternoon. Sheth, Kashmira (2008). Illustrated by Jaeggi, Yoshiko. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree. ISBN: 978156145455.
During monsoon season in India, a young boy and his Dadaji (grandfather) find interesting things to do on one rainy day.
My Dadima Wears a Sari. Sheth, Kashmira (2007). Illustrated by Jaeggi, Yoshiko. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree. ISBN: .978156145392.
Two young sisters raised in America learn about the beauty and art of wearing a sari from their wise Indian grandmother. She shares all the wonderful things that saris can do – from becoming an umbrella in a rainstorm to providing a deep pouch to carry seashells collected from the beach.
My First Book of Hindi Words. Kudula, Katy (2002
North Mankato, MN: Capstone. ISBN: 978142966173.
An introduction to Hindi, featuring two-page color photographs, each on a different theme, with objects labeled in Hindi and English, covering family, clothes, food, garden, classroom, and other topics.
My Mother’s Sari. Rao, Sandhya (2006). Illustrated by Sabnani, Nina. NY: North-South Books. ISBN: 9780735821019.
A young girl describes all the imaginative things she does with her mother’s sari. Includes simple instructions on how to wear a sari.
One, Two, Tree! Ravishankar, Anushka & Rao, Sirish (2004). Illustrated by Bai, Durga. London: Tara. ISBN: 9788186211809.
One, two, tree! Illustrations and simple text invite children to count the animals as they climb up to an ever-growing tree. This book introduces the traditional Gond art from central India.
Rangoli. Ananth, Anuradha(2007). Illustrated by Jain, Shailja. London: NY: Frances Lincoln. ISBN: 978184780179.
Every morning Ajji awakens to discover his village has been decorated with rice, flour, cereal, and other materials in the traditional Indian style known as rangoli.
To Market! To Marker! Ravishankar, Anushka (2007). Illustrated by Scanziani, Emanuele. ..Thiruvanmiyur, India: Tara Books. ISBN: 978818621199.
A young girl with a pocket full of change has so much fun at the market she forgets all about spending her money. A bold and busy tribute to the vitality of everyday India.
What Should I Make? Nayar, Nandini (2009). Illustrated by Roy, Proiti. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press. ISBN: 978158246294.
Translated from Hindi. While his mother makes chapatis, Neeraj transforms a piece of dough into different animals.
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I would love to check out the American Indians of the Southwest Global Story Box Synopsis. I am a teacher at Lineweaver Elementary school.
Hi Shalom, I’ve forwarded your request. Someone should be in contact with you in the next couple of weeks. Rebecca
Good afternoon. I would like to borrow the American Indians of the Southwest Global Story Box for my class.
The request for the global story box would actually be done through this form: http://wowlit.org/links/language-and-culture-resource-kits/box-request/. Unfortunately, we will not be approving any requests for our story boxes for a while (maybe a couple of weeks to about a month or so). We need to take a proper inventory of our catalog of global story boxes, but in the meanwhile feel free to submit the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!