Bhimrao Ambedkar: The Boy Who Asked Why by Sowmya Rajendran; illustrated by Satwik Gade (Tulika Publishers, 2015). Young Bhimaro does not understand why he is not allowed to sit at a school desk or drink from the same water tap as the other children. His search for answers to all his “whys” leads him on a quest that culminates in his becoming the first Law Minister in India and a writer of the country’s Constitution. Beautiful and vibrant illustrations bring to life the story of one of India’s most important social justice fighters. (Grades K-3).
Award Status: Honorable Mention
Author: Sowmya Rajendran
Illustrator: Satwik Gade
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