2013 South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

We are happy to announce that The Rumor by Anushka Ravishankar, illustrations by Kanyika Kini is of the 2013 South Asia Book Award for Children’s Literature!

2013 Winners
The RumorThe Rumor
Written by Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrated by Kanyika Kini
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-280-6
In the village of Baddbaddpur, the people like to tell tales. Pandurang is so dour that he can make milk turn sour. One day he coughs up a feather. As the story of Pandurang’s feather is passed from one person to another it grows and grows and grows until it can hardly be recognized.

Congratulations to Deborah Ellis for Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War winning the 2013 South Asia Book Award for Young Adult Literature! And congratulations to the Honor Books’ authors and illustrators:

2013 Honor Books

  • Chained by Lynne Kelly
  • The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India by Marcia Williams
  • The Wooden Sword by Ann Redisch Stampler, illustrated by Carol Liddiment
  • Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

The 2013 South Asia Book Award Ceremony will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 19, 2013. For more information about the award and the ceremony, please visit: http://southasiabookaward.org