In collaboration with Tulika Books, we present book reviews every month of new age stories and age old fables, to preserve and promote the habit of reading amongst all children.
At one magical instant in your early childhood,
the page of a book–that string of confused, alien ciphers–shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened.
You became, irrevocably, a reader.
– Alberto Manguel
From reading at the street corner, under a tree, on a train or in a classroom, these mesmerizing images by Steve McCurry, of the universal childhood act of reading, across the world, are an acknowledgement of – and a tribute to – the overwhelming power of the written word.