, written by Raakhee Mirchandani and illustrated by Tim Palin, centers on a girl named Satya. Satya is a fearless girl with big plans for exciting adventures, but she is left afraid one day when her superheroine’s cape is stuck at the dry-cleaners. Through the story, she learns that true courage and confidence come from who she is on the inside.
“Children's stories with strong messages about kindness and confidence are critically important,” said Pritpal Kaur, Sikh Coalition Education Director. “Equally so, however, is to ensure that our children see themselves reflected in the stories they hear. The visibility from books like The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh
or Super Satya Saves the Day
benefits not just Sikh children, but their classmates as well.”
The Sikh Coalition encourages all parents of elementary school-aged children to reach out to their teachers and suggest The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh
or Super Satya Saves the Day as books to read aloud in class, whether for World Read Aloud Day or at a later time. Ms. Kelkar and Ms. Mirchandani have both also offered to do Skype visits to read their books aloud to classrooms; if you know of a classroom that might be interested, please have the teacher or librarian email the request to firstname.lastname@example.org
respectively to reach them. As a reminder, you can also find a range of additional resources for introducing Sikhi to your young children’s educators on our website
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.