Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puruskar award winner for children’s literature, Paro Anand writes for children and young adults and works with young people in difficult circumstances through her program, Literature in Action. Her works fearlessly tackle sensitive issues with honesty. Her highly acclaimed book, No Guns at my Son’s Funeral opened to rave reviews and continues to be a best-seller 15 years later. It was on the IBBY Honor List, an international recognition. The Little Bird who Held the Sky up with his Feet was one of 3 Indian books featured in 1001 Books to Read Before you Grow Up, a list including the best children’s literature from around the world, ever.