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Ages 3 - 7
Simon is a cat, just like all the larger and fiercer cats. But the larger cats do not agree. Simon is steadfast, and shows the other cats that they have more in common than they might think. In the end Simon wins them over!
Ages 4 - 8
It is Career Day at school and Annie knows exactly what she is going to dress up as. But it is a secret! Annie keeps her family guessing all week long while she works on her costume. When Career Day comes around, Annie reveals herself as Astronaut Annie! At the end of the book there is information about several female astronauts, the moon and a list for further reading.
Ages 9 - 12
Priyanka Das is an Indian-American teenager, and she has questions about her family, culture and herself. Priyanka finds a pashmina in a suitcase, and it sends her on a journey to find answers. This graphic novel is a coming of age story that touches on identity and feminism with the help of magic realism.