The Boy in the Cupboard

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Author: Harshala Gupte
Illustrated by Priya Dali

9781638212737 | Centre Stapled | pp. 20 | 2021 | Lettori Press

This book is an attempt to begin, and normalise conversations about gender expression and sexuality with young children.

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Karan is a child who knows he is different from the other boys – he has different tastes and mannerisms. And while this invites ridicule from his friends, he cannot understand why. So Karan prefers to lock himself up, and be alone. Until Ma comes along and tells him it’s okay to be the way he is.

In her note, the author, Harshala Gupte, says that “it is important for us as adults to let children know that people can be different and that despite those differences, they should all be treated equally”. This book could be a starting point in having that conversation with children.

Author:

Harshala Gupte
Illustrated by Priya Dali

ISBN:

9781638212737

Binding:

Centre Stapled

Pages:

20

Year of Publication:

2021

Publisher:

Lettori Press

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Contributors

Harshala Gupte was born and raised in the mad city of Mumbai, which she believes taught her the first lessons in inclusivity and acceptance. Her fascination is with telling common-day stories with nuances that make each one of them, extra-ordinary. Her day job is of a brand strategist, which takes up most of her nights too. But as long as she gets to play with words and reach out to people, all ‘swell. The Boy in the Cupboard is her first children’s book.

Priya Dali is an independent illustrator and graphic designer from Mumbai. Through her art, she engages in conversations about gender, sex, and sexuality. She enjoys using a mix of humour and personal experiences in her work. Priya is a part of Scribble Foundation, an organization that aims to give children across the country a chance to transform their own learning environments into lively and colourful spaces. She is also the art director at Gaysi Family. In her spare time, she likes to draw bad jokes.

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