About the author: SAMINA MISHRA is a documentary film-maker, writer and teacher based in New Delhi, with a special interest in media for and about children. Her work uses the lens of childhood, identity and education to reflect the experiences of growing up in India. She also runs The Magic Key Centre for the Arts and Childhood. Samina's books include Shabana and the Baby Goat, My Friends in the City, My Sweet Home and 101 Children's Books We Love! (co-author) among others. Her latest book with Duckbill called Nida Finds a Way will be out in 2021.
Publisher : Penguin India
About the books
A hard-hitting book on what the lockdown did to the people of India, particularly its young citizens
· Discusses the importance of recognizing injustice and inequality in our day to day interactions
· For ages 7 and up, the book shows the impact the 2020 lockdown had on Indian, particularly migrant labourers and children
· Powerfully illustrated and sensitively told to create an important tool for parents and educators to help young readers question how we treat each other
It is day 7 of the lockdown and everyone says the skies are blue again.
Jamlo walks. She looks straight at the road ahead. It is long.
The world has stood still. The streets lie empty and schools are closed. All work has dried up and people keep whispering the word 'corona' all the time. Jamlo walks down a long and hot road, alongside hundreds of other men and women and children whom Tara sees on TV. Jamlo walks as Rahul watches the streets turn quiet.
Jamlo walks and walks in a world that needs to be kind and just and equal. A world where all lives are seen as important.
Nida finds a way
Whenever Nida wants to do something new, Abba is scared for her and says NONONO. But Nida needs to learn and do new things--so the only way is for her to persuade Abba. Can she find a way?