Taking Children’s Literature Seriously!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

Reading is Fundamental!  It is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be, as reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects.

Most importantly, reading can not only help you become a better student, but a better person.  You can learn from the brightest people whenever and wherever you choose.

The Neev Literature Festival aims to recognize great literature for children of all ages, grow readers for life, and make reading part of every home. The festival includes conversations between authors, publishers, educators, parents, and children, as well as numerous events and workshops centered on books and reading. Initialized in 2017, NLF extended the vision of the festival by introducing the Neev Book Award for recognizing and growing outstanding children’s literature from India.

Neev Lit Fest 2019 for children will be held in Bengaluru on 20, 21 September 2019 promising another event full of reading, conversations between children, adults and authors, Indian authors sharing their experiences, exclusive workshops for students, librarians & parents, and of course the much anticipated Neev Book Awards. 

This year’s Neev Book Award aims to promote and encourage high-quality children’s literature from India and will recognize outstanding literature in four distinct categories:

– Picture Books

– Emerging Readers

– Junior readers

– Young Adults

NLF 2019 will host more than 60+ celebrated international and Indian authors, illustrators and academicians such as Devdutt Pattnaik, Paro Anand, Veera Hiranandani, Nandana Dev Sen, Bhakti Mathur, Susan Perrow, Katie Smith Milway, David Melling, and Samhita Arni, to name a few.

Some of the fascinating topics of discussion in 2019 include:

– Digital brain vs the text brain

– Impact of languages on children

– The ever-pressing subject of visual communication vs text

– How does missing stories from history impact the world view of children

– The complexity of teaching and writing history in India

– The ongoing debate of why history needs to be captured only through books

– The need to discuss and break down topics such environment and sustainability for children

– The kind of superheroes the modern generation is looking for

The Neev Literature festival is a great opportunity to connect the kids with the books and instill a lifelong love of reading.

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“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass

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