Kali (Hindu Mythology) Kali is the Hindu goddess who represents empowerment; she is first mentioned in texts around 600 CE, and is the consort of Lord Shiva. In spite of her rather fearsome appearance, Kali, the Dark Mother, is said to be compassionate and loving toward her human children. Indeed, you do want to have this goddess call you child, because to be on the wrong side of her is no small undertaking, no pun intended. Kali appears as a four-armed, three-eyed, black-complexioned warrior woman, with a garland of human heads, a girdle of human hands, a sword in one hand, the head of a demon in another, while, we are told, with the other two hands she blesses her children and bids them to “fear not”. She stands upon the thigh and chest of her husband, Lord Shiva, who is said to have thrown himself under her feet to deflect her murderous rampages during one of her frequent battles. We don’t know about you, but this isn’t exactly the image we come up with when thinking of loving mother figures, but to each her own! To her devotees, Kali is to be both loved and feared, but as the Universal Mother, never ignored. Fair enough – as if it were possible!
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Kali and the Geekettes (Ellie Greene) - Kali's not your typical fifteen-year-old girl. She cares more about astrophysics than the latest fashions, and her friends Roxanne and Phillippa are just as geeky. After Kali's breakup with the cute, funny, artistic Mark Wallace, she and her friends decide none of their hearts will ever be broken again. The Plan? Become larger than life instead of trying to blend in. When Kali gets the chance to date Aiden, one of the most popular guys in school, she thinks she doesn't need any stupid Plan to get her life together. Dating Aiden will solve all her problems. The only catch is that to make it work, she'll have to turn her back on the other two geekettes. Recommended for ages 13+
Kali Leads the Way (Nancy West) - The story of a humanitarian mine detection dog named Kali that works in Cambodia. When a young boy becomes sick, Kali must prove that she is smart and brave as she leads the boy, his father, and her handler over a dangerous mountain path to the nearest hospital. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Kali's Song (Jeanette Winter) - Renowned picture book author and illustrator Jeanette Winter brings us the enchanting story of a boy named Kali who lived thousands and thousands of years ago. Kali must learn to hunt, like the rest of the men in his tribe. But when Kali plucks the string on his bow, he forgets about shooting arrows, and makes music long into the night. Even the stars come close to listen. This lovely story, celebrating the uniqueness in all of us, the beauty of the natural world, and showing the power of music and art over violence, will be cherished by children everywhere. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Three Indian Goddesses: The Stories of Kali, Sita/Lakshmi and Durga (Jamila Gavin) - Three contemporary stories inspired by Indian folk tales. The Girl Who Rode on a Lion When their cousin Durga comes to stay, Anil and Kiki find her a bit odd. Her clothes and manners are unusual, and she has a strange knack of seeing what is going on in people's minds. But when trouble threatens, Durga turns out to be a very useful person to know...Monkey in the Stars Hanuman the Monkey God takes Amrita on a magical journey into the story of Diwali. Amrita sees Prince Rama tricked by demons, and Princess Sita kidnapped by their evil Lord - Ravana. Then she witnesses the most terrifying battle on earth...The Temple by the Sea Shanta longs to be a dancer and she is thrilled when the mysterious Uma Rao offers to teach her. Then Shanta is chosen to dance for the gods at the temple by the sea. It is a great honor, but Shanta is terrified - the goddess Kali has put a terrible curse on the temple...Recommended for ages 8-12.
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