Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin
Publisher: Creston Books
Age Range: 5 and Up
WINNER! MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN is the winner of the 2018 South Asia Book Award, which will be presented at the 2018 NCTE in Houston in November! Manjhi was published Sept. 1, 2017 by Creston Books with fabulous watercolor illustrations by Danny Popovici. To complement this true story about a man in India who moved a mountain for love, using only a hammer, chisel and his own persistence, check out the page called ‘Move Your Own Mountain,’ where we celebrate kids to share stories of something they’ve done to make things better in their school and community. The goal is for the kids to inspire each other and make the kindness spread.
MANJHI will be busy in November! Nancy will be presenting MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, LA Nov. 10 and receiving the 2018 South Asia Book Award, along with illustrator Danny Popovici, at the National Council for Teachers of English in Houston Nov. 16.
WINNER: 2018 South Asia Book Award for grades Pre-K to 4
Junior Library Guild Selection
Eureka Honor Book
Ezra Jack Keats Award Finalist
Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards Finalist
ILA-CBC Children’s Choices List
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Selection 2018
Check out the Manjhi Moves a Mountain page on Creston Books for a free, downloadable Curriculum Guide that addresses the book’s themes, teaches simple words in Hindi and gives a delicious recipe for roti.