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Shreya's Very Own Style

Shreya's Very Own Style

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Words By: Suhani Parikh | Art By: Lovyaa Garg

A celebration of style with AND WITHOUT hair!

Shreya is a champion on the soccer field, the coolest scientist at her school, and dances like a star. She also has alopecia and can only style her hair in one way so none of the patches on her head would show – the patches with no hair at all. One day she receives a gift from her friends that inspires her to confidently embrace a new (hair) style!

This picture book about alopecia, self-love, and empathy will inspire young readers to accept the unique qualities that make up who they, and their peers, are.

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IBPA Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (2021) 

“... a wonderful children’s book that not only talks about Alopecia but also will introduce ethnic diversity to the narrative.”—Jeff Woytovich, Founder, Children’s Alopecia Project

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Themes:
Memoir, Realistic Fiction, All About Me, Asian American, Family Stories, Family, Friendship Stories, School Stories, Self-Awareness, Social-Emotional Learning, Stories About Me, Picture Book, Body Positivity

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Reading Level Recommendations

Grades: K-3

Ages: 5-7

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Subject Categories

JUV039140-JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV011020-JUVENILE FICTION / Asian American & Pacific Islander
JUV039050-JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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Hardcover: 9781735031903

Paperback: 9798986755823

eBook: 9781735031965

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    A list of nonprofit organizations, Facebook groups, podcasts, magazines, and other forms of support for families living with alopecia areata.

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Meet the Author

Suhani is a second-generation, Indian-American mom of three, and entrepreneur based in Upstate NY. Her experience growing up with alopecia areata led her to write her debut book "Shreya's Very own Style" and launch her publishing company, Modern Marigold Books in 2019.

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Meet the Illustrator

Lovyaa Garg is a self-taught artist from Delhi, India who loves to experiment with vibrant colors and create cute, whimsical and comical art work. She completed her BFA from College of Art, Delhi, India and diploma in Graphic design and Animation from Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and comic artist and she further aspires to be an animator and art director. Lovyaa loves to tell stories through her art and believes that success and excellence goes hand-in-hand, so one should not try to be successful, but strive for perfection.

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