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A Mighty Girl's 2018 Books of the Year

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  1. Thank You, Omu!

    Author/Illustrator: Oge Mora

    Omu's stew is so delicious that everyone in the neighborhood is drawn to her house by its scent — and Omu dishes out a portion to anyone who asks. But when evening comes, she realizes that she's accidentally given away all of her dinner! She doesn't go hungry for long, however; a knock at the door reveals the whole community, who have brought a potluck feast to thank Omu for her generosity. Author-illustrator Oge Mora notes that "Omu" (pronounced AH-moo) means "queen" in her parents' language, Igbo, but that it meant "Grandma" to her growing up — one of many charming touches in this story of a sharing community.

    Ages: 4 - 8
    Price: $7.60
  2. A Big Mooncake for Little Star

    Author/Illustrator: Grace Lin

    Little Star and her Mama, both wearing black pajamas adorned with yellow stars, have baked an enormous mooncake together — and Little Star can't wait to eat it! But Mama says that the mooncake has to cool, and hangs it up in the sky. Little Star has trouble being patient though, so every night, she sneaks downstairs and has just a little nibble... Clever storytelling and glorious illustrations make this original modern myth from beloved author / illustrator Grace Lin a warm and funny imagining of the origin of the phases of the moon.

    Ages: 4 - 8
    Price: $8.97
  3. Alma and How She Got Her Name

    Author/Illustrator: Juana Martinez-Neal

    Alma's full name is far too long for someone so small: Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela "never fits"! So she asks her father: how did she get her name? It turns out that every part of her very long name is part of a story: Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and more. The only name she doesn't hear is Alma — because, her father says, "You will make your own story." This gentle, sweet story celebrates sharing family history and is sure to have kids asking about their own.

    Ages: 4 - 8
    Price: $12.41
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