THE MIDDLE is a WHITE RAVEN 2020!

THE MIDDLE is a WHITE RAVEN 2020!

 

THE MIDDLE is a White Raven 2020, woohoo! We are celebrating, and how!
The #WhiteRaven is one of the most celebrated catalogues unveiled annually at the Frankfurt Book Fair by the International Youth Library (Munich) on the 200 titles across 36 languages and 56 countries that make a noteworthy contribution to children’s and youth literature every year.
This is how the lovely White Raven citation reads for the book:

“Azma is an avid reader. She eats and breathes books. They make her mind wander and leave her with hundreds of unanswered questions, questions that scare her, especially after nightfall, when »those creatures of the night« roam around the darkness. Richa Jha, committed author and publisher, has crafted a quiet, thought-provoking story about a young girl, hungry for knowledge, who struggles with a growing uneasiness. Spanish artist Eva Sánchez Gómez, who has illustrated more than thirty books so far, takes the short, philosophical text and transforms it into dream-like, partly sinister pencil illustrations. Azma’s everyday world, rendered in black and white, gets increasingly swamped with large areas of yellow that signify the fascinating world of imagination and its scary creatures that come crowding into the girl’s bedroom. Can her own creativity help Azma face her fears? An atmo-spheric read about exploring the world with the help of stories and about the liberating power of writing.”

Congratulations Eva Sanchez Gomez and Richa Jha! Congratulations also to Abhishek Jha who co-designed this book and put it all together!

MACHHER JHOL is a ‘Highly Commendable Book’ at the South Asia Book Award 2019

MACHHER JHOL is a ‘Highly Commendable Book’ at the South Asia Book Award 2019

The South Asia Book Award is announced annually in the USA to commend outstanding works on South Asia for children and young adults. We are thrilled to see MACHHER JHOL on this list for 2019.
Here’s the award announcement for all titles: https://southasiabookaward.wisc.edu/award-books/
Congratulations Sumanta Dey and @Richa Jha!