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Leah's Mustache Party

by Nadia Mike
Illustrated by Charlene Chua

Published by Inhabit Media, 2016
26 pages
ISBN: 978𢴕72270815

Ages 3-7

When Leah dresses as a pirate for Halloween she likes her painted-on mustache so much that she begins to wear one regularly. 揝ome days before school, Leah would ask her mom, 慍ould you please draw a mustache on my face for me? Leah抯 mom would always smile and say, 慪es, of course, my Leah.挃 When Leah抯 birthday rolls around she wants a mustache party, where 揺veryone has to wear the biggest, best mustache they can! Although a few girls from school initially balk at the idea, everyone gets in the spirit by the time the party day arrives. A spirited, upbeat story about a child free to follow her own interests is based on the author抯 own family: Her note includes a photo of her daughter, Leah, wearing a mustache. Author Nadia Mike is Inuit, and the art realistically reflects Inuit people with a range of skin tones and hair color (Leah in the story is red-headed, just like Leah in the photo), as well as the northern setting. (Ages 37)  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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