AHIMSA (Tu Books/Lee & Low Books, 2017), recipient of an ALA Booklist starred review, a School Library Journal starred review, and winner of the New Visions Award, is a middle-grade novel that takes place in 1942 in India, an era of great change as Indian citizens fight for independence from British colonial rule. When ten-year-old Anjali’s mother announces that she has quit her job to become a Freedom Fighter following Mahatma Gandhi, Anjali must find her place in a rapidly changing world.
Big news! The audiobook for AHIMSA comes out November 26th from Tantor, read by Zehra Jane Naqvi!
Thank you for making AHIMSA a bestseller in Michigan!
More about AHIMSA in The Washington Post and on NBC News
REVIEWS & MEDIA COVERAGE
- AHIMSA in the Washington Post
- AHIMSA on NBC News
- Book Trailer reveal on Mr. Schu’s Watch. Connect. Read.
- AHIMSA on NBC News’ 2018 Inspiring Books Holiday Gift Giving Guide
- AHIMSA on Indian Express’ list of ten books from 2018 that strike a chord.
- AHIMSA on Book Riot’s Read Harder list
- Learn more about AHIMSA on this episode of Read Learn Live.
- Questions and Answers – A guest blog post on the importance of representation on Nerdy Book Club’s blog
- Scroll interview
- AHIMSA on School Library Journal’s Round-up of books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
- Kirkus on AHIMSA
- AHIMSA on #ArmMeWithBooks
- Indian Express interview
- Get to Know Supriya Kelkar on Author Jarrett Lerner’s website
- Finding Your Voice – A guest blog post on M is for Movement
- 49 Fantastic New Titles
- Person, Place and Thing on All the Wonders
- Ahimsa featured in Teaching Tolerance’s “What We’re Reading” feature
- AHIMSA’s Neev Literature Festival Book Award in India Today
- An interview on author Uma Krishnaswamy’s blog
- Ask the Author interview on author Melissa Roske’s blog
- My Journey to Publication on Kidliterati
- Cover reveal on Mr. Schu’s Watch. Connect. Read.
- Michigander Monday Interview on author Deborah Diesen’s blog
- Did Gandhi Really Say “Be the Change”? Lee & Low Books blog post on researching AHIMSA
- An interview on author Beth McMullen’s blog
- AHIMSA on Book Riot’s list of 25 #ownvoices middle grade books
- AHIMSA on Book Riot’s list of Great Books about Amazing Girls
- AHIMSA on Kitaab World’s list of Favorite South Asian Books for 2017
- AHIMSA on Kid Lit Exchange’s list of 10 Diverse Middle Grade Books
- An interview on author Patricia Bailey’s blog
- SCBWI The Mitten: The Making of a Book Trailer
- The Aerogram
- An interview on Lil Book Lovers
- Ahimsa on Main Line’s list of anti-racist fall reading
- Ahimsa’s pre-order video from Scholastic India
- Ahimsa received a starred review from ALA Booklist!
- Ahimsa received a starred review from School Library Journal!
- Ahimsa’s Kirkus Review
- Ahimsa was named one of the most hotly anticipated books for fall by School Library Journal
- Ahimsa’s Publisher’s Weekly Review
- More about Ahimsa in Kirkus Reviews
- Ahimsa’s Foreword Review:
You can see all of Ahimsa’s trade reviews, (including the starred School Library Journal and Booklist reviews), and blurbs from Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, N.H. Senzai, Uma Krishnaswami, Padma Venkatraman, Cynthia Levinson here!
Be sure to click on the menu subheadings to see the trade reviews, blurbs, guest blog posts and media coverage for Ahimsa!
Educators, please click here for information on free Skype Q & As and the Teacher’s Guide for AHIMSA.
Read Mr. Schu’s cover reveal on Watch. Connect. Read. here!
Here are links to the cover reveal countdown, featuring Mahatma Gandhi’s handwritten letter to my great-grandmother:
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You can find Ahimsa on Goodreads here.
And Ahimsa will soon be available in India from Scholastic India!
You can pre-order AHIMSA from Scholastic India today!