How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories by Sudha Murty
These are collection of stories recounting real life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty, teacher, social workers and best selling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school, the accoutn of how her mothers advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company, and the heartwarming tale of the promise she made and fulfilled--- to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books.
Balram Halwai, son of a rickshaw puller is servant, a philosopher, an enterpreneur...and a murderer.All through his childhood, as he works at a teashop,slogging away, he nurses a dream of escape-away from the murky waters of Mother Ganga. His chance comes in the form of rich village landlord who hires him as his chauffeur for his son, daughter-in-law and their two dogs.
Balram sees Delhi for the first the first time from behind the steering wheel of a Honda and its a revelation.Balram's reeducation begins amidst traffic jams, call centers,slums and shopping malls. Caught between the desire to be a loyal servant and desire to do better for himself, he learns of a new morality of a new India. He sees himself as a tiger...one that will escape its prison.
Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries, Vol. 2)
Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries, Vol. 2) by Meg Cabot
She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom...News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo meets her at the airport!)Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.
Well, her father can lecture her until he's royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty--no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what's a girl to do when her name is Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo?
The Chocolate-Covered Contest (Nancy Drew Digest, Book 151)
The Chocolate-Covered Contest (Nancy Drew Digest, Book 151) by Carolyn Keene
Nancy can hardly believe it. While visiting an amusement park owned by the world-famous Royal Chocolates Company, her friend Bess tears open a million-dollar candy wrapper in a contest. But when they go to collect, they're told that someone else has won. And then they're accused of tampering with the winning wrapper!
Something is rotten in chocolate town. The proof comes when Nancy and her friends are treated to a near-death experience in the park's animal safari. Someone's pulling a million-dollar swindle, and getting Nancy and her friends out of the way seems to be the icing on the cake.