Manya Learns to Roar

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This book was a winner in the Children First writing competition, organised by Parag, an initiative of Tata Trusts, and Duckbill Books.

Manya badly, badly wants to be Shere Khan in her school play. The Jungle Book is her favourite film and she knows all the lines. She’s sure she’ll be a superb Shere Khan.

But not everyone thinks so. Her classmate Rajat is always making fun of her stammer. Her English teacher thinks its risky to let her get on stage and her principal seems to agree.

The more anxious Manya gets, the worse her stammer becomes. Will Manya lose her dream role? Can she overcome her fears and learn to roar?

Here’s what readers are saying about it!

“… a delightful story that entertains, engages, and will hopefully impact many young readers.”

“I hope schools can introduce such books in their curriculum at a very young age to encourage being empathetic to people who are not like them.”
 
“The book is so wonderfully written and illustrated with a powerful message – for all ages. “
 
“Manya is a brilliant portrayal of the turmoils of a ten year old. … a gripping story that is inspirational to children and a handbook for parents and teachers.”
The book covers issues like disability, bullying and bias and aims to make its reader conscious/sensitive about them. The idea is not to incite pity but empathy, and the book does that job well. – Bookistan

In Manya Learns to Roar, Shruthi Rao humorously and sensitively explores how children overcome challenges and emerge victorious. – Booked For Life

 ” … an absolutely important read.” – Indian Moms Connect
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– At local bookstores all across India.
– Autographed copies are available at Funky Rainbow
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– On Babanbaby
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Huffington Post – My Journey as a Person who Stammers