In any given space and time, diversity exists. While a story tells through text and pictures, the illustrations hold up the visual elements further. Diversity is visual and multifarious, a part of children’s and adult worlds. To emphasize and bring it to the foreground of attention, in this section a few books have been selected that represent diversity through different categories.

Mental Health and Disability



Socio Economy


Library Educator’s Course

A professional development certificate course that trains practitioners to imagine the library as an open and creative space for all curricular areas, especially reading for pleasure.

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An annual award that recognizes and honours original and significant contribution of Indian authors and illustrators to children’s literature in Indian languages.


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