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Kids for Climate

There is a need for inspirational stories for kids that instil a sense of wonder about our planet. Pratham Books will create a picture book around this theme, with sustainable education being its focus. To promote reading through engaging and joyful books, this book will be developed in four mother tongue languages Hindi, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada, and English over 12 months starting June 2020. This book will be either a Level 3 (Reading Independently) or Level 4 (Reading Proficiency that caters to children between the ages of 4-10 years).

The book will be available in a variety of standard digital compliant formats, with open access to digitised content and illustrations.  The digital book would be released under a CC-BY 4.0 license and available at no cost to readers on StoryWeaver, an open source digital repository developed by Pratham Books. Here users can read, download and print, or translate this story.



Bijal Vachharajani is a Senior Editor at Pratham Books. With over 17 years of experience in writing, communication, and education for sustainable development, she leads a team that focuses on creating picture books that are inclusive, diverse and challenge stereotypes.

Her writings have appeared in Global Development-The Guardian, Adda Stories, Scroll, Sunday Express, Time Out, National Geographic Traveller, and The Hindu. A member of the International League for Conservation Writers, Bijal is an award-winning children’s book author. Her books include A Cloud Called Bhura - Climate Champions to the Rescue, So You Want to Know About the Environment, and What’s Neema Eating Today?.

She has a Masters in Environment Security and Peace, with a specialisation in climate change, from the University for Peace in Costa Rica.

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