Nearly 5.6 million South Asians live in the United States. It is not surprising that the experiences of South Asian students in the United States are just as nuanced as the countries their families originate from. From the pressures to assimilate, to the stereotypes of being model students, this segment will aim to bring light to the true identities, dreams and aspirations of this growing population of students in the United States. Partnership with Asia Society.
Fauja Singh Keeps Going is the true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community. It is written by Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, he is an educator, writer, activist, and scholar who speaks regularly on issues of diversity, inclusion and equity.
Hena Khan is a Pakistani-American author of picture books and middle grade fiction. Her middle grade novel Amina’s Voice launched Simon & Schuster’s Salaam Reads imprint and was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Washington Post, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and others. In this segment Hena will read her latest middle grade book More To The Story.
In this segment we will do a live interview with the renowned Iraqi master calligrapher and architect Taha Al-Hiti. He will share the history of calligraphy and also share some tricks to make calligraphy animals.
Tamania and her daughter will teach children how to make pop-up Eid cards to exchange with family and friends to celebrate the community spirit of Eid. The supplies used will be those that are available at home. Making these cards will help develop excitement and anticipation for Eid. For instructions please check out her blog.
Square Breathing is a type of breathwork that can shift your energy, connect you more deeply with your body, calm your nervous system, and decrease stress in your body. It is also referred to as box breathing and 4×4 breathing.
Checkout this exclusive interview with author Rashmi Bismark and her daughters, and book reading session of her new book Finding Om. Enjoy this session with your child!
Finding Om is an illustrated children's book that shares the story of Anu, an American girl of Indian and African descent who explores the mantra Om with her beloved grandfather, Appuppa.
Das Din Author Pridhee recites from her book. Published by T4Tales. T4Tales is all about reviving the magic of stories in Indian languages through interactive story books. Our aim is to help parents, living across the world, introduce Indian languages to children in their early years through books that are simple and enjoyable to read.