India’s little authors do some serious writing
Ishita, an articulate fifth grader who has the country’s current affairs and key issues on her fingertips, penned the short story that was adjudged one of the best by Scholastic’s panel of judges comprising authors Anupa Lal, Samit Basu and senior CNN-IBN journalist Suhasini Haider.
“My story is about a girl who wants to make it to the Spelling Bee because she is a good speller and the odds that she has to fight to get there. She overcomes them. It is about grit and determination,” the bespectacled Ishita, 10, explained in flawless diction.
She has been writing for the last three years.
“My short story on the activities that people like to indulge in won a prize in a school contest. It encouraged me to take up writing seriously,” said the author, whose forte is fiction.
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