Bharat Babies Brings Diversity to Children's Literature

By Sailaja Joshi

Despite changing demographics in classrooms and communities across the United States, characters in children's books remain unchanged. Publishing company Bharat Babies addresses the need for diversity in children's literature with modern and age-appropriate books about Indian culture and popular folk tales.

When searching for books about Indian heritage for her newborn in 2013, Bharat Babies Founder Sailaja N. Joshi realized few options existed that were written to appeal to younger ages, yet alone newer generations of Indian Americans. Sharing classic stories in a way that is both universally appealing and accurate has become a cornerstone for the publishing company.

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