Saker Mistri has been associated with Akanksha since its inception in 1991. A Speech Pathologist and Museum Educator, she has co-authored children's books with Mamta Mangaldas-The Kidnapping of Amir Hamza and The Mighty Tale of Hanuman, and with Shaheen Mistri-Miss Muglee Goes to Mumbai and Miss Muglee Met Mr Get.
Their dreams were not too different from ours. Each one achieved success school principal, poet, police constable, chartered accountant and social entrepreneur. But the road was long, the hurdles seemingly unpassable. The real-life narratives of the twenty-five young writers in this book reveal the bridges they built between the slum communities they were born in and the world outside. These are stories we walk past, faces we don?t stop to notice. These voices show a maturity beyond their years, reminding us that honesty, courage, success and compassion are in each one of us if we are given the right opportunities to develop them.