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Books of Indian American Interest

titles featuring Indian or Indian American characters
or based upon Indian folktales

Young Adult
Born Confused - Tanuja Desai Hidier

Juvenile Fiction
Bindi Babes - Narinder Dhami
Bollywood Babes - Narinder Dhami
Neela, Victory Song - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Lowji Discovers America - Candace Fleming
The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
Naming Maya - Uma Krishnaswami
The Token Gift - Hugh William McKibbon
Meow Means Mischief - Ann Whitehead Nagda
Shiva's Fire - Suzanne Fisher Staples
Homeless Bird - Gloria Whelan

Picture Books
The Old Woman and the Rice Thief - Betsy Bang
The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India - Paul Galdone
A Gift for Gita - Rachna Gilmore
Chachaji's Cup - Uma Krishnaswami
The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story - Uma Krishnaswami
Monsoon - Uma Krishnaswami
Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a - Megan McDonald
No Dinner! The Story of the Old Woman and the Pumpkin - Jessica Souhami

Jataka Tales - E.C. Babbit
Chanda and the Mirror of Moonlight - Margaret Bateson-Hill
Once a Mouse ... - Marcia Brown
Buddha - Demi
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale - Demi
The Golden Goose King: A Tale Told by Buddha - Judith Ernst
Favorite Fairy Tales Told in India - Virginia Haviland
Indian Fairy Tales - Joseph Jacobs
The Peacock's Pride - Melissa Kajpust
The Broken Tusk: Stories of the Hindu God Ganesha - Uma Krishnaswami
The Magic Plum Tree: Based on a Tale from the Jataka - Freya Littledale
Snake Charmer - Ann Whitehead Nagda
The Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh - Amy Novesky
Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India - Aaron Shepard
Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat - Meilo So
The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India - Jan Thornhill
Rama and Sita: A Tale of Ancient Java - David Weitzman
The Very Hungry Lion: A Folktale - Gita Wolf

Gandhi - Demi
Mother Teresa - Demi
Indira Gandhi: Daughter of India - Carol Dommermuth-Costa
Mohandas K. Gandhi - Charles J. Shields

titles last updated July 1, 2006

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