Discovery Boxes

The Center for South Asia Outreach Team is happy to share Discover Boxes with Educators, Libraries, and Community Groups who wish to incorporate these books and cultural explorations into their programs and curriculum. Each CSA Discovery Box is centered around a book recognized by the South Asia Book Awards. Discovery Boxes contain suggested activities connected to the book, cultural and contextual items and information, and useful links for creating your own lessons and programs!

If you would like to secure materials, a speaker, or learn more about programming possibilities, please contact the CSA Outreach Coordinator, Andrea Fowler (


Discovery Box Menu


The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Unfamiliar with The Night Diary? View our November 2020 Virtual Book Club event here, co-sponsored by IRIS NRC and the Center for South Asia. Facilitated by Zara Chowdhary (Lecturer, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UW-Madison)

Additional resources are also available from our Teacher Workshops pages, under The Night Diary.

Grades 6+

Amal Unbound (coming soon)

The Bridge Home (coming soon)