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Going to School in India

posted Oct 23, 2010, 12:00 AM by Diana Rohini LaVigne
Title: Going to School in India
Author: Lisa  Heydlauff
Publisher: Chafrlesbridge (
Review by: Diana Rohini LaVigne, Indian Life & Style

Graphic designer and illustrator B.M. Kamath and photographer Nitin Upadhye along with writer Lisa Heydlauff have created one of what I would say is one of the best children’s books to introduce a snapshot of daily life in India. It’s cleverly crafted so the young readers will have new things to notice with each read-through and adults will love reading with their children as well. The visuals are strong and diverse and each spread delivers a different look and feel but every page invites exploration.
The text is a brave delivery of some of the harsh realities that Indian children endure but also offers plenty of extremely inspirational tidbits too. The incredible attention to detail like the graphics for page numbering shows how much thought went into each and every element in this cultural-rich book.With a portion of each book purchased going towards the Global Fund for Children charity, this book isn’t just a wonderful book but a good way to spend money that gives back to the community that needs it most. The book is a powerful addition to any child’s bookshelf regardless if they are Indian or not. Trying to bridge the gap between cultures, ‘Going to School in India’ is an important contribution to children’s literature