New Launch: The Gutsy Girls Who Led India

New Launch: The Gutsy Girls Who Led India

April 16, 2024 Off By Fried Eye News Service

In a world where leadership is a prized skill, especially among the young, author and illustrator Ilina Singh noticed a glaring gap in children’s literature. With a determination to fill this void, she embarked on a groundbreaking journey to create India’s inaugural children’s book on leadership. Inspired by the indomitable spirit of Indian women leaders spanning generations, Singh crafted “The Gutsy Girls Who Led India” to ignite the leadership potential within young minds.

Singh shares her motivation behind the book, stating, “I did not find any book on leadership for children, although it’s one of the most sought-after skills in our world. So, I simply wrote India’s first children’s book on leadership, inspired by Indian women leaders across the ages. I hope the leadership lessons and activities in each chapter engage young readers and inspire them to start their very own leadership journeys.”

Tina Narang, Publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books, echoes Singh’s enthusiasm, expressing, “We are delighted to announce the release of ‘The Gutsy Girls Who Led India’. After the noteworthy first book of biographies of remarkable women scientists, ‘The Gutsy Girls of Science’, Ilina Singh is back with the stories of some incredible women warriors, queens, and leaders who were brave, fearless, and most of all gutsy.”

“The Gutsy Girls Who Led India” is a captivating anthology chronicling the tales of ten courageous women warriors hailing from diverse regions and eras of India. From the valiant Queen Didda of Kashmir to the resolute Velu Nachiyar and the iconic Rani Lakshmibai, the book traverses through history to showcase the unwavering courage and resilience of these trailblazing leaders.

Each biography within the book unveils the remarkable journeys of these gutsy women, narrating tales of their extraordinary bravery and unwavering determination in the face of adversity, particularly during times of conflict and warfare. Accompanied by vivid portraits, the stories serve as a source of inspiration for young readers, encouraging them to embrace their own leadership potential.

Moreover, “The Gutsy Girls Who Led India” goes beyond mere storytelling by incorporating engaging activities and insightful notes designed to foster the development of leadership skills among children and young adults. With a blend of history, inspiration, and interactive learning, the book empowers readers to embark on their own courageous journeys of leadership.

Ilina Singh, the creative force behind the book, embodies the spirit of innovation and curiosity. A student at the University of California, Berkeley, Singh is passionate about making a positive impact on the world. Drawing from her background in both art and science, she brings a unique perspective to her storytelling, captivating audiences with her vivid narratives and empowering messages.

With “The Gutsy Girls Who Led India,” Ilina Singh invites readers on a transformative journey through the annals of Indian history, celebrating the fearless women who defied norms and blazed trails of leadership. As the world seeks more courageous and resilient leaders, this book stands as a beacon of inspiration, igniting the spark of leadership within the hearts of young readers across the globe.

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