Sadiq Wants to Stitch

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Karadi Tales Picturebooks
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9.1 X 0.4 X 9.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Mamta Nainy is a children's writer, editor, and translator based in New Delhi, India. She is the author of many children's books, including A Brush with Indian Art, illustrated by Aniruddha Mukherjee, which won the Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award in 2019; and Bioscope, illustrated by Shanti Devi, which was named to the IBBY Honour List in 2012. Follow the author on Instagram @mamtanainy.

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator from Chennai, India, who resides in the United States. She has a master's degree in animation and digital arts from New York University. She has illustrated nearly a dozen picture books, including her recent book I Am Brown, written by Ashok Banker. She animates for TV and movies and creates content for social media websites such as Facebook, Google, and Snapchat. Follow the artist on Instagram @sandhyaprabhat.

Niloufer Wadia quit her 20-year career in advertising to follow her passion - illustration and painting. She works in traditional and digital media. Storybook illustration happened quite by chance, but this is her seventh picture book and while it has gone well so far, she believes she has miles to go, and much to learn.


(1) "This is a simple but heart-warming tale that shows how gender norms must and can be defied. It also highlights the beautiful relationship between a mother and her son. It shows how intergenerational change can be simple and can be embraced openly" - Booked for Life. (2) "A lovely book by Mamta Nainy that breaks gender norms and also offers us a peek into the life of the Bakarwals and brings attention to their dying craft." - Indian Moms Connect. (3) "Author Mamta Nainy chooses to subvert notions of gender by creating the character of a young Bakarwal boy who loves to stitch and who follows his heart despite the fact that boys in his community only tend to the livestock" - GoodBooks. (4) "Encouraging children to read books similar to this, is essential to enable them to tackle a society rife with their opinions on who gets to do what." - MultiStory