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Kelkar’s first middle-grade book is filled with female empowerment, hope, family, and the power of nonviolent resistance. . . Drawing from her own family history, Kelkar doesn't shy from the reality that progress is slow and that one must persist even when all hope seems gone. Readers will empathize with this heartbreakingly charming debut about the universal struggle of overcoming fears and biases in order to make the world a better place.