In the course of our project we realized that a large no. of traditional books were either too difficult to read for government school children or not targeted at their interests. In any case, these books were far too expensive and lengthy for children of this segment.
We decided that instead of just books creating the thoughts of the children; the aspirations of children should also shape the content of the books. Further, many of our Kalam librarians and volunteers were keen and creative writers and poets.
Under the Children Writer’s Club, we merged the felt need to the children and the latent potential of aspiring authors. The authors registered with this club are encouraged to discover the interests of the children whom we target and create small books on the topics of:
- Science and Emerging technologies
- Aspirational careers ranging from policemen to teacher, politicians to space walkers
- Value building content
Once, your book is approved, Kalam Library will bear all costs of cover design, copyright creation, ISBN acquisition, printing and distribution. Based on the demand of the benefiting children, the print run will be created.
We have also engaged a set of leading authors from India with whom you can work together as co-authors. It could be a great way to express your creativity for children and give a launch pad to writing career.
To register as an aspiring author/ poet