Keep Dancing

This International Dance Day, dance like no one is watching, like there’s no tomorrow and if you still have some second thoughts, here are 3 books that’ll change your mind:

Gappu Can’t Dance, written by Menaka Raman and illustrated by Krishna Chandran: Everyone in Class 1A knows Gappu can’t dance. When the students raise their left hand, she raises her right! Can Komal Ma’am get Gappu to dance? A story about the joy of dancing, using the concept of opposites.

Kali Wants to Dance, written by Aparna Karthikeyan and illustrated by Somesh Kumar: All Kali wanted to do was dance. But how could he? After all, in his village, boys did not dance, especially not Bharatanatyam. A story about aspiration and believing in dreams.

The Elephants Who Liked to Dance, written by Munda Writers’ Group, translated by Amrit Mishra and Sandhya Taksale and illustrated by Pradip Kumar Sahoo, Sou Kimsan, and Sugrib Kumar Juanga: When Bapi played the dhol, everyone felt like dancing. When the elephants heard the dhol a strange and wonderful thing happened…

Happy reading!

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