Bipathu and a Very Big Dream: Anita Nair
*Goodreads Rating 4*
Author: Anita Nair
When school reopens in the village of Kaikurussi after the pandemic lockdown, nine-year-old Bipathu makes new friends-Madama, a blind lady who has moved to the village, Maash, a neighbour, Rahul, a boy who loves football as much as she does, and Duggu, a rescued puppy. When Madama gifts Bipathu's brother Saad, a special needs child, a pair of braces, Bipathu starts believing in the power of the universe. So, when Suleiman, the class bully, roughs up Rahul to prevent him from training for the football match selections, Bipathu looks to the universe for help.
While Bipathu and Saad, along with Duggu, help Rahul ace up his game, will her own dream of playing football ever come true?