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Dancing in Thatha's Footsteps COVER - Sr

Publisher: Yali Books

Illustrator: Kavita Ramchandran

Varun is fascinated by bharatanatyam, the ancient classical dance that his sister is trying to perfect. He tries a few moves all by himself at home in secret because, well, boys don’t dance, do they? But when his thatha shares his inspiring story, Varun knows what he must do.

A story about being true to yourself.

"This book’s charming protagonist and believable plot provide a wonderful opening for conversations about the dangers of strict gender constructs." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"...a lyrical message in support of family relationships, resisting peer pressure, and following one's inner call to art." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"This is a book that little me needed. Not only for myself to read but for those around me to read as well." - JEENO JOSEPH, Bharatanatyam dancer.


DOWNLOAD coloring sheets created by: Kavita Ramchandran

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