Why Are You Afraid To Hold My Hand? by Sheila Dhir was the first book on disability we published in 1999. Since then almost every year we have published disability-themed books, some with a child with a disability as the protagonist and some where the child/children are just present in the story along with other children.
To quote Roshni Subhash, whose very perceptive reviews of three of the books we are carrying in another post, “In these books, disability gains visibility in the storytelling. Through them, one sees children with disabilities in many roles – as part of groups, as individuals at turning points in their lives, as heroes.” (full article here!) The books offer a great way opening a conversation with children about disability, the first step in sensitising them to the issue.
On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd), we are listing the books and offering them at a special price. Use the code ABLE to get a 15 % discount from now till the 10 December 2017.
by Lavanya Karthik, pictures by Proiti Roy
by Sandhya Rao, pictures by Tanvi Bhat
by Ken Spillman, pictures by Manjari Chakravarti
by Zai Whitaker, pictures by Niloufer Wadia
by Sowmya Rajendran, pictures by Arun Kaushik
by Tharini Vishwanath, pictures by Nancy Raj
by Anthara Mohan, pictures by Rajiv Eipe
by Shefalee Jain
by Sandhya Rao, pictures by Srividya Natarajan
text and photographs by Melanie Kunz, pictures by Srivi
by Jerry Pinto, pictures by Sayan Mukherjee
by Sheila Dhir
by Urmila Shetty
Some of our books are also being used by Chennai-based Chetana Charitable Trust. They actively work with children with disabilities, particularly those with vision problems, and they have the following books in their library. They find the books work very well with the children in different ways.
Line and Circle by Radhika Menon, pictures by Trotsky Marudu
My Mother’s Sari by Sandhya Rao, pictures by Nina Sabnani
Gadagada Gudugudu by Jeeva Raghunath, pictures by Jeyanthi Manokaran
Look, the Moon! by Sandhya Rao, pictures by Trotsky Marudu
Aana and Chena by Sowmya Rajendran, pictures by Renuka Rajiv
Here is Dr Namita Jacob, Director of Chetana, the first reader who bought A Walk with Thambi at the Tulika Bookstore. You too can get a copy in English and 8 other Indian languages at the online store.
Stay tuned for a guest review of A Walk with Thambi on our Instagram.#tulikasbooksondisability