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The availability, access and use of children’s literature is in a nascent stage in India. One of the biggest challenges is to find skilled people, be it authors and illustrators or children’s librarians and caregivers. Parag is dedicated to nurturing the skills of people to write and illustrate for children, and to use literature and books in meaningful ways. Parag does this through professional courses, workshops and creating avenues for bringing stakeholders together.

Library Educator’s Course

A professional development certificate course that trains practitioners to imagine the library as an open and creative space for all curricular areas, especially reading for pleasure.

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Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators

A professional development certificate course for artists and young illustrators to explore different forms of illustrations, refine professional skills and intellect, especially in picture book illustration.

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Big Little Book Award

An annual award that recognizes and honours original and significant contribution of Indian authors and illustrators to children’s literature in Indian languages.

Teacher Resource

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UnConference

Parag’s annual Children’s Library Conference where library educators and others engaged in the library, with reading and children exchange ideas, present best practices and challenges.

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Case Studies
Riyaaz Academy – New Narrative for Children’s Illustrators

How do illustrators train? What happens during the course of a contact week at the Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators? This photo essay takes a sneak peek into the various aspects of the course.