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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E N (Text) 33500013466198 New Checked out 11/16/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library E N (Text) 33500013466206 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781534485884
  • ISBN: 1534485872
  • ISBN: 9781534485877
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021.

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Summary, etc.: Zubi, a happy Bangladeshi girl, is excited about her first day of school, but at breakfast she is puzzled by her mother and older sister worrying about being "too big," and even at school she hears other people criticizing each other's bodies, and she starts to worry that maybe something is wrong with how she looks--until her declaration at dinner that she is on a diet makes her family realize what they have been doing wrong.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades K-1. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
    On the first day of school, Zubi Chowdhury's enthusiasm might only be matched by the exuberance of her new outfit, made specially for her in Bangladesh. But seemingly innocuous comments by her family about their growing girths make Zubi wonder if being plump is reason to worry. At school she soon forgets, making friends and enjoying her teacher until another unkind remark on the playground affirms Zubi's fear. At home, her family notes her despondence, and after she tells them, they have some reflection to do. There's much to like about this book: the representation of a Bengali family, the seamless inclusion of a nonbinary character, and the mirror it holds up to adults who should know how their words affect children. This contains a powerful message about how the seeds of prejudice are sown even within a kind and loving context and how adults can take responsibility and make amends for their actions. Brilliant colors and cheerful details in the illustrations keep the tone upbeat and the message of acceptance consistent. Grades K-2. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nabela Noor is a first-generation Bangladeshi American creator, activist, and entrepreneur. As a self-love advocate, Nabela utilizes her platforms to empower and inspire millions of people around the world to love the skin they&;re in. Her work centers around her passion for representation and diversity with a commitment to uplifting stories and characters who are often unseen and underrepresented. Globally recognized for her &;Pockets of Peace&; content, you can learn more about the power of self-love through self-care on Nabela&;s TikTok and Instagram @Nabela.

Nabi is a Tamil American illustrator who enjoys creating diverse works that showcase an array of cultures and peoples. His interest in illustrative works started when he realized he could help create representation in the arts and in media for minorities, and he is very passionate about working with characters that he would have liked to see when he was a kid. His favorite quality in art is experimenting with color and what the right colors can do to make a piece of art magical. His hobbies include drawing (of course), doll collecting, reading, learning about South Asian mythology and folklore, and researching history.

Subject: Self-esteem
Body image
Bangladeshi Americans
Muslims United States Fiction
Bangladeshi Americans Fiction
Family life Fiction
Self-esteem Fiction
Self-acceptance Fiction
Body image Fiction
Families Juvenile fiction
Self-esteem Juvenile fiction
Self-acceptance Juvenile fiction
Body image Juvenile fiction
Bangladeshi Americans Juvenile fiction
Genre: Juvenile works.
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