Wings To Fly


Little Malathi wants to run after hens and chicks, and catch ripe yellow mangoes as they fall—but how can she, on a wheelchair?

However, she grows up to show that she can do much, much more! Moments and experiences from the remarkable life of the differently-abled athlete Malathi Holla are told simply and sensitively in this story. The energetic, warm illustrations bring out out her determination and untiring spirit.

Awards won: This book won the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) Award in 2018 for the theme Being Different for the age 7-9 yrs.

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Little Malathi wants to chase and catch adorable chickens as the furious hen stares at her sternly. She wants to climb up the tall mango tree and pluck the plump and juicy mangoes. But how can she when she is bound to a wheel chair? However, Malathi grows up to show that she can do much more!

Wings to Fly tells the true story of Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla. Malathi was paralyzed because of a fever when she was a year old. She grew up wishing she could run around like her friends. Malathi wanted to fly free like a bird.

She held onto her dream and worked hard. Today, Malathi Holla is one of India’s finest international para-athletes. She was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri in honour of her remarkable achievements.

Wings to Fly inspires children and adults alike to be immensely determined and strong.

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Weight 100 g
Dimensions 21.6 × 24.1 × 0.4 cm


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