Sadiq Wants to Stitch (Hardcover)
Sadiq loves stitching colorful patterns on rugs. However, his Ammi reminds him that boys in his community don't stitch, they tend to the livestock. But Sadiq is determined to pursue his passion. This winsome tale that defies gender norms and talks about a fading shepherd craft of Kashmir, is written by Mamta Nainy, and illustrated through watercolor vistas by renowned artist Niloufer Wadia. Suitable for gender equality book collections and diverse or multicultural book collections, this book was shortlisted for The Hindu Young World GoodBooks Award 2019, received an honorable mention at the Neev Literature Festival, 2019 and was nominated for the Jarul Book Children's Choice Award in 2019.