Always Anjali for SAYA

Author: Sheetal Sheth
Illustrator: Jessica Blank

Regular price $19.95

Bharat Babies and South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) are teaming up this October for National Bullying Prevention Month to bring Always Anjali to underserved children throughout the country.

For $10, you can sponsor a copy of Always Anjali and SAYA will ensure it goes to a child who needs it the most. Anjali's story of resilience and courage after she gets bullied resonates with adults and children. Anjali's story can be a catalyst for change, and you can help make that happen.

To buy, use the code FORLOVE at checkout. After that, the SAYA team will share the book with children who need it the most.

With your support, we can help children advocate for themselves and #EndBullying.

About Always Anjali

When Anjali finally gets the bike of her dreams on her birthday, she and her two best friends are excited to get matching license plates with their names on it. But Anjali can’t find her name. There’s Amy, Betsy, Chris, and many more, but no Anjali. To make matters worse, she gets bullied for her different name, and is so upset she demands to change it. When her parents refuse and she is forced to take matters into her own hands, she winds up learning to celebrate who she is and carry her name with pride. A timeless story about appreciating what makes us special and honoring our differences.

Suggested Age Range: 3-9
Dimensions: 8x10

About SAYA

SAYA (South Asian Youth Action) is a 501(c)3 organization for New York City youth ranging in age from first-graders to college students. SAYA is South Asian focused, inclusive, and welcoming to young people from all backgrounds.  Our mission is to foster a strong sense of belonging in youth, and to provide them with tools to thrive academically, professionally, and personally. Established in 1996, SAYA has grown into a $4.3 million organization currently running programs at nine New York City schools, as well as our community center in Elmhurst, Queens. We offer year-round programming that takes place within the school day, after school, on weekends, and over the summer. Our holistic, comprehensive, and free services include leadership and identity development; academic support, college access and success programming; career exploration; and sports, arts, and STEM activities. In the 2017-18 school year, over 1,500 youth benefited from our programs.