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As September 8 draws closer, we’re getting ready for One Day, One Story!

400 Champions have signed up. Volunteers have translated the book into more versions. The first batch of printed books and banners have been dispatched.

Do help us spread the word so that more Champions hold more story reading sessions for many more children. Sign up here.

This Year’s Book
This year, Champions will be reading A Cloud of Trash, written by Karanjeet Kaur, and illustrated by Bhavana Vyas Vipparthi. It’s a story about a little girl called Cheekoo, who has a cloud of trash hanging over her head. This makes her very, very unhappy, and as we follow her story, we learn a little more about trash, and about keeping our surroundings clean.

Download Your e-copy
While you wait for your book to arrive, please download the book so that you can start practising for your session. Download the book in: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Surjapuri. Our language partners have also helped translate the book into Konkani, and Bahasa. We’ll soon share versions in Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, and Sanskrit.

Activities That Support the Story
The story works well for children across different age and reading levels, and introduces themes like waste management, littering, reuse and recycling, and social responsibility. You could enact it, if you like, or get children to imagine what a cloud of trash could look like. We would love for you to use this story in creative ways – read, narrate, enact… it’s your session to conduct.

Spread the word!
For the past seven years, we’ve seen the tribe of PBChamps grow from just 250 Champions. We would love to have more storytellers join us. Do help us spread the word by telling your friends, colleagues, and family about One Day, One Story, or ask them to join you in your session.

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