At one of our camps for first-generation learners, the children delighted in the colourful, beautifully illustrated books on the theme ‘ocean.’ During our discussions, the students spoke about their experiences. They’d been on trips to the beach, fished in the Bay of Bengal, learned about their catch, cooked with their parents, and so much more. But we had no books that reflected any of these! We noticed that even the simplest text for native English Speakers was far too advanced for our students. That’s when we decided to create books with simple text and vibrant illustrations which reflect our children’s experiences. Our stories reflect children’s lives from all over India.