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Today is the birthday of Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India. Do you know about her? 11 year old Pratichi Satpathy from Bhubaneswar sends us a review of ‘Dear Mrs Naidu’ to help us know more about her. Read on!
Pratichi goes to Sai International School and is a student of Word Munchers.
On this occasion of Mrs Sarojini Naidu’s birthday, I would like to share a review of the book – ‘Dear Mrs Naidu’authored by Mathangi Subramanian.
In an era where children like me are attracted to sci-fi and fantasy, this book about daily life had me hooked until I finished.
In the book, the author shines a spotlight on the unglorified side to urban life. The main character, named Sarojini, lives in a basti with her best friend Amir and attends the dilapidated government school.
When Amir starts attending a posh private school, Sarojini’s life changes and she thinks that there are no more similarities between her and her best friend.
When she learns about the Right to Education at school, she thinks that she has a chance of attending Amir’s school. But, when she is denied a seat there, she realises that it is time to take matters into her own hands along with Deepti, a new friend from the construction site.
Sarojini takes inspiration from Vimala Madam, a lawyer and her own namesake Mrs Sarojini Naidu, who is also her secret pen pal.
Read the story to find out whether Sarojini wins the battle she is fighting – the battle for her family, her friends and her education.
Recommended Age Group: 10 + Years
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