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Laxmi's Mooch

Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip — her "mooch," the Hindu word for mustache. But one day while playing farm animals at recess, her friends point out that her whiskers would make her the perfect cat. She starts to notice body hair all over — on her arms, legs, and even between her eyebrows!

When she rushes home, upset, her mother is quick to reassure her: "Nahi! You know, we come from a long line of women with moochay." When she complains about the hair between her eyebrows, they point out it reminds them of iconic painter Frida Kahlo. And with their reassurance — plus an empowering dream — Laxmi learns that hair isn't just for heads, but that it grows everywhere, regardless of gender. Featuring affirming text by Shelly Anand and exuberant, endearing illustrations by Nabi H. Ali, Laxmi's Mooch is a celebration of our bodies and our body hair, in whichever way they grow.

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"Debut author Anand’s dialogue feels both genuine and gentle, incorporating Hindi with ease.... Warm, expressive digital illustrations by Ali (All the Way to the Top), meanwhile, feature a hijabi teacher and classmates with varying skin tones and hair textures. A joyfully affirmative picture book with a winning first-person point of view." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Shelly Anand
Illustrator Nabi H. Ali
ISBN 1984815652
Publication Date Mar 2, 2021
Publisher Kokila
Language English