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On Ragpicker Children and Recycling

by Gita Wolf & Anushka Ravishankar
Tara Publishing, Chennai.
(Ages 10 - 16)
Review by Indira N.

Book Description: Trash! is a unique combination of fiction and fact. Based on the real life experiences of ragpicker children, it tells the story of Velu, a runaway village child. He ends up as a ragpicker in a big city and must face the harsh realities of life on the streets. The story is accompanied by facts and arguments which connect complex issues—ranging from child labour and child rights, to lifestyles, waste and recyclin

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