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Grandmother School

Written by Rina Singh
Illustrated by Ellen Rooney


Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
Language: English
ISBN13: 978-1459819054

Grandmother School

$19.95


Age: 6-8


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Author: Rina Singh
Illustrator: Ellen Rooney
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

The book tells the true story of a community of grandmothers in India, courageously fighting the shame of illiteracy and subsequently affirming the life-changing power of education. Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write.

The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, women and the power of education, when Aaji learns to spell her name, you'll want to dance along with her!





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