Our Pod

Here at the Pod, we share thoughts and opinions about the growing need for diversity in
children’s literature. As we get rooted, we will feature stories about Mighty Girls and Gentle Warriors of Change. Please stay a while, and join the conversation.

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November 7, 2018

Human Connection – Bandi Chhor Divas

This has been a year of advocate voices rising. It’s been a time of people recognizing that change can only happen through action. We have been […]
August 2, 2018

Facing Hate and Discrimination While Wearing a Dastaar

Before venturing out on the very first printing of A Lion’s Mane, I had reached out to Waris Singh Ahluwalia. I did not anticipate a response […]
June 13, 2018

A Cartoonist Transforms into Diverse Superhero

When you are constantly labeled as the other, then education becomes one way to transform the situation. Believe me, it’s exhausting being part of a community […]
June 11, 2018

What Does Summer Mean for Little Ones Living in Poverty?

[“Dreams of Hope flutter, sway, tickle your ears, Little One. Catch some and hold them dear, Little One.” Image from Dreams of Hope: a Bedtime Lullaby […]
October 19, 2017

The Relevance of Bandi Chhor Today

When a country is home to a population of over a billion who are practicing any or none of nine recognized religions, traditions and festivity will […]
August 5, 2017

A Canadian Perspective on Remembering Oak Creek

August 5th cannot be buried under a pile of forgotten hate crimes by those privileged enough to never have experienced one. It cannot become another day […]
April 18, 2017

Why Choose Diverse Books?

The global political climate has certainly pushed many of us to reflect on social justice issues affecting people within our own communities as well as the […]
April 18, 2017

Welcome to Saffron Press

Early in 2009, I was still a new Mum, trying to make sense of it all. Our son had been diagnosed as profoundly Deaf. Despite the […]