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KSP Book Club : Junior Lives: Mother Teresa

After my child is back from school and is done with the afternoon short nap, I insist on a quality reading time, that involves her picking up a book in her hand and flipping through the pages- all by herself. She is just 4 and a half and might be a few months short of reading and understanding a story all by herself, but this is a start, I feel.

Have you checked out KSP's exclusive Summer Reading List for kids this holidays? A lot of parents told us how the suggestions helped them choose from the various options available today for kids. We are back this week, with a new book that we feel is suitable for your children.

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What is the book?

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The book that's on our shelf this week is Junior Lives: Mother Teresa- authored by Sonia Mehta and published by Penguin Random House India. The author who has been writing children books for almost two decades now was the brains behind our favourite quiz show, the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest. Having authored books for CBSE and ICSE curriculum, Sonia Mehta knows exactly the pulse of her audience and has written this book, to tell the kids about the biggest role model in our times- in a simple language that they will understand.

What's the book about?

It gives us great pride, that we parents lived in the same era as Mother Teresa and have witnessed the stories of her kindness. This book, suitable for kids 5 years and above, traces the life and times of the young Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu and how she set herself on a mission to improve the lives of the downtrodden and homeless in Kolkata. Raising kids in an era that's marked with intolerance and growing hatred, across the globe, this book teaches them what it means to love someone unconditionally, and do that for an entire life. As the first in Puffin Book's series of India's Junior Lives, this one sets the right example for the books to come.

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Why is this book on our shelf?

  • Our children read enough about the princess who never existed, her dreams and her knight in shining armour. How about replacing those fairy tales with this book that tells the about a real life inspiration?We did just that.
  • Interesting trivia and information about the topics mentioned in the story are described in the side-box that helps explain it in entirety to the kids. The illustrations are lovely, and aid in smooth story telling, as well.

If you are looking for books that help teach kindness and gratitude, we have a list right here. But here is one book, that teaches kids about the life of one human, who made them all her motto- and this one is a must-read to help raise compassionate children. Buy here!

Stay tuned for KSP Book Club as we tell you the pick of the new releases you must consider for your child's reading time! Read this book?Share your feedback in the comments below!

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