Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar (Tu Books, 2017) When ten-year old Anjali’s mother is jailed for protesting British rule using non-violent techniques (ahimsa), Anjali must confront her own prejudices and fears to take over her mother’s work. Though she is young, Anjali’s actions become significant in India’s struggle for Independence. (Grades 5-9)

Award Status: Honorable Mention

Author: Supriya Kelkar

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