Drum, Chavi, Drum!/Toca, Chavi, Toca!

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Mayra L. Dole
Age Group:
Children's Book Press
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture

Chavi is determined to play the drums on the school float during Miami's Calle Ocho parade, but everyone—from her music teacher to her own loving mother—is convinced that because she is a girl, she cannot possibly be good enough. Chavi knows differently, and she practices on anything she can get her hands on: pans, paint cans, car hoods. She just knows she's good, and before the book is over, so does everyone else.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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