How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less is a memoir by Sarah Glidden about how she took a ‘birthright’ tour to Israel (which is free) to try to understand the Israel Palestine conflict.
Read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi?
How about picking up another of her equally insightful and somberly black and white illustrated graphic novel, called, Chicken with Plums?
The musician Nasser Ali Khan’s favourite tar (an Iranian percussion instrument) is broken. He probably had the best one in the world. Now that it is broken, he goes on a search for an equally matched tar. But after failing to find such a one despite his repeated attempts, he consigns himself to a state where he simply only wishes to die.
The protagonist being a renowned musician having deep questions about his art and his life makes this novel part of The Book Cafe’s series called, Musically Yours!
Want to instill a sense of understanding about India in your kids without being too pushy or preachy?
Grab the charming debut, Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani.