Lesson Plans

Lesson plans and activities related to books are helpful to teachers, home schooling families and parents to guide conversations from the books to ideas.

South Asian Festivals and Religions

From learning about the meaning behind the lights of Diwali, to the spirit of
fasting in Ramazan to the key pillars of Sikhism, these books come with
a lesson plan to tell you more about these festivals and religions.
(with Sensory activities) Age 2+
Night of the Moon (Ages 5-10)
The Diwali Gift (Ages 3-7)

Children’s Rights

These book sheds light on the children’s right to
education and their right to freedom.
(Ages 12+/Grades 6-10)

Identity and Gender Roles

5 to 1 highlights issues around gender discrimination, while
Same Same But Different introduces the idea of difference as well
as how our own sense of belonging creates roots for our identity.
Ruby’s Wish touches addresses gender discrimination issues in South Asia.
            5 to 1 (Ages 12-18)
              Same, Same but Different (Age 4-8)
                 Ruby’s Wish (Ages 5+)

Trips to South Asia 

These books will explore children to elements of
South Asia without stepping into a plane.
(Ages 10+)
Extra Credit (Ages 8+)
(Ages 6+)
See also additional Lesson Plan)
Rickshaw Girl (Ages 7-11)
Shooting Kabul (Ages 8+)
See also additional Lesson Plan)

Folk Stories 

Room In Your Heart Teaching Guide, (Ages 3+)

A Bucket of Blessings (Study guide – ages4+)

See also additional Teachers Manual)
(7+; See also Activities)
Neem the Half-Boy (Grades 3-5)
See also advanced Lesson Plan)

Partition stories

These books use the Partition as a backdrop to their stories and
the lesson plans help you learn more about that time.
A Moment Comes (Grades 8-12)


These books have tell the stories of people in different ecological
environments and intersect ideas of community, history
and the environment.
(8+, with additional Lesson plan)

Young Readers

For our youngest readers ( 2 to 5 years) these books are
fun ways to talk about basic concepts and ideas.
(with Activity)
(Fun activities for 2-5 year olds!)

Other South Asian Stories 

The Rumor (4+)
Namaste! (5+)


These books will give you more insight into on dance and yoga

World Stories

Diverse and multicultural global stories
that connect us all!
(12+, with additional Teacher’s guide)
(4+, with additional Lesson Plan)

Food Stories

Tasty adventures around the world!
(6+, with activities)
(4+, with additional Teachers guide)