THE WHY-WHY GIRL

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“All over India there are children, tribal and non-tribal, who always ask the question, ‘Why?’. I have seen many children like this, and I have selected Moyna’s experience for this book.

“I have been very close to the tribals, especially in Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Gujarat. In these tribal belts, which are generally hilly, schools are far away. You have to cross many low hills and walk five to six kilometres to reach the schools. High schools are at least ten kilometres away and there are no roads. It is difficult for teachers to reach pupils and for pupils to reach teachers.

“Moyna is a Shabar. The Shabar samiti started in 1968. Till date it has set up many schools. They are increasingly doing better, the facilities are better.

“I have found that because tribal children are close to nature in mind, it is easy to explain things scientifically to them. They truly love nature.In writing about Moyna, I have written  about so many children. And I write because I love children.”

MAHASWETA DEVI

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WORDBIRD BOOKS

RECOMMENDED BY CBSE FOR SCHOOLS

FEATURED IN 101 CHILDREN’S BOOKS WE LOVE

(This) delightful tale of an inquisitive tribal girl also touches on gender issues and empowerment
– India Today

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Weight 200 g
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9788181460189

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