Book Review: Maya Makes Money by Diya Garg

Maya’s stroll through the market led her to a beautiful purple bicycle. She really wants it, but alas, her parents can’t afford it. She starts brainstorming ideas to earn money by involving her helpful friend, Neha, and her enthusiastic brother, Mohan. Learn financial concepts with Maya as she embarks on an entrepreneurial journey of ups and downs while trying to earn money to buy the bicycle. Will Maya succeed in achieving her goal? Author DIYA GARG wants you to enjoy Maya’s journey while learning the concepts of finance used in day-to-day life.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Netgalley. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Maya Makes Money is a comic book that teaches children about finances. It starts with Maya wanting her mom to buy her a bike, and her mom explains that there are bills that have to be paid. She suggests that Maya find a way to make money so that she can buy the bike herself.

Maya does as her mom suggests. She starts small by making money helping others. She also learns to watch for bargains when shopping for her mom.

Then, Maya has a big idea and although her first business venture seems to go well, she actually loses money. With her second business venture, she’s a success. And as she learns about starting a business, investing, getting donations, employees, profit, advertising, and everything else that goes with starting a business, the reader learns these things as well.

I wish this book had been around when I was a kid. My friend and I were always trying to think of ways to make a little money, but we had no idea how to even get started.

About the Author

Diya Garg has a keen interest in the financial world which inspired her to develop ‘Maya Makes Money’ to spread her knowledge about financial literacy. She has a penchant for math and a passion for art. She is a TEDx speaker and the founder of an organization known as ‘Know Your Money’ which aims to educate children about finance.