As her skills grow, and she quickly rises to the top of the class, Anjali is surprised to be hearing harsh words from her friend Deepak.
Anjali feels pressured to do her absolute best and show Deepak that she can play the tabla as good or better than him.
When the teacher mentions an upcoming concert, Anjali feels the weight on her shoulders to do extremely well.
Bravo Anjali by Sheetal Sheth talks about the tabla, which is an instrument resembling to the drum that originates in India. It also values female empowerment as it shows Anjali being able to stand her ground and prove that girls can do anything boys can do! This book teaches girls at a young age to always reach for the stars and never let anyone stop you.
I would recommend this book because it has everything you want in a children’s book. Diversity, Representation, Female Empowerment, and a great message of breaking gender stereotypes for boys and girls. I hope you enjoy reading Bravo Anjali!
Title: Bravo Anjali
Author: Sheetal Sheth
Illustrator: Lucia Soto
Publisher: Mango and Marigold, US$19.95
Publication Date: 15 September 2021
Age Group: 3 – 10 years
Type: Picture Book
July 10, 2022 at 12:40AM DimbutNice