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Librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers may all find Kitaabworld to be a helpful resource on children's literature that features South Asian cultures. The site notes that "kitaab" means "book" in multiple South Asian languages and thus inspired its name. Kitaabworld aims to "mak[e] South Asian children's literature more accessible and easily available in the US," as well as "to spread awareness about South Asian culture, and provide resources for teachers, librarians and parents." Visitors to Kitaabworld may want to start by checking out the site's blog, where they will find curated book lists on themes such as diversity, various South Asian cultural holidays, and books that feature Muslim kids as heroes, as well as interviews with authors and articles on South Asian publishers. Educators may also be interested in Kitaabworld's collection of free lesson plans centered around South Asian literature, which are organized thematically and indicate the intended age range. Most (if not all) of the featured books are also available to purchase for those interested. Launched in 2016, Kitaabworld was founded by Gauri Manglik and Sadaf Siddique.
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May 3rd, 2019
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April 30th, 2019 at 3:13pm
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May 1st, 2019 at 12:56pm
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