Bangalore, India - November 29, 2013:
Wipro Applying Thought in Schools, Wipro's decade old initiative in school education reform, today announced the launch of a website dedicated to promoting children's literature in India. Goodbooks.in is a website to review, discuss and critically engage with Indian books for children. The focus of the site is to create a one-stop source of information for educators, parents, librarians, research scholars and students of children's literature.
Children's publishing is booming in India with different kinds of books, new publishers, new writers and illustrators. The focus of Goodbooks.in is to address the dearth of information on children's literature and help schools, teachers and parents choose the right books. The site aims to promote reviews of children's books in a professional manner, which will enhance the understanding of what constitutes good literature for children. This will in turn create awareness about the role of books and reading in a child's life and encourage the use of books in schools and homes. The site categorises books according to age and themes which will be a very helpful tool for the selection of books for libraries.
Apart from reviews of contemporary children's books classified by age groups, the site has a treasure-trove of articles on children's literature and reviews of children's books from 1976 onwards, sourced from the archives of The Book Review, published by The Book Review Literary Trust.
While most of the current reviews are of books in English, the site will soon include reviews of books in other Indian languages.
Speaking on the launch, Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro, said, "Supporting the development of children's literature is one of the objectives of Wipro's work in education which has included supporting the publishing of select children's books in English and several other languages. Goodbooks.in is an effort, in partnership with The Goodbooks Trust, to further this objective and make available information about children's literature to schools, teachers and parents."
Wipro Applying Thought in Schools is Wipro's social initiative in school education reform. Through this initiative, Wipro works with some of India's foremost educational organizations on projects within school curriculum, teaching-learning or assessment as well as publishing educational material and doing public advocacy.
The Goodbooks Trust was set up 2003 to facilitate the dissemination of information about children's books and teaching-learning materials. Its activities include setting up teaching resource centers and libraries.
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