Grandmother School

ISBN-10: 1459819055
ISBN-13: 9781459819054
Author: Singh, Rina
Illustrated by: Rooney, Ellen
Interest Level: 1-3
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Publication Date: May 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 32


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$14.96
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Interest Level

Grades 1-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: N
Lexile: AD840L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational

Description
This brilliantly illustrated picture book tells the story of the Aajibaichi Shala, the Grandmother School, that was opened in Phangane, India, in 2016 to teach local grandmothers how to read and write. 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. Women in countless countries continue to endure the limitations of illiteracy. Unjust laws have suppressed the rights of girls and women and kept many from getting an education and equal standing in society. Based on a true story from the village of Phangane, India, this brilliantly illustrated book tells the story of the grandmothers who got to go to school for the first time in their lives.
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