Bravo, Anjali! (Always Anjali #2)

by Sheetal Sheth (Author) Lucia Soto (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Always Anjali

Anjali is back for an encore in this follow-up to Always Anjali! And she isn't going to let anyone make her feel bad for being good at something, especially something she loves.

For Anjali, playing the tabla is something that comes naturally--she loves feeling the drum beneath her fingers and getting lost in the music. She doesn't care that some people say it's an instrument for boys. But she does care when her skills make others treat her differently.

Anjali starts downplaying her talent, and even messes up on purpose. When her teacher announces a music contest, Anjali can't deny her dreams of playing the tabla.

From actor, author, and activist Sheetal Sheth, this second book in the Anjali series is an important message about never dimming your light.

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Sheetal Sheth
Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress, producer, author, and activist. She has starred in over twenty feature films and many TV shows and is a favorite in the independent film world, having won five best actress awards on the film festival circuit. Sheth supports marginalized communities not only through her own work as an actor, but also by appearing at workshops and panels and speaking directly to issues facing those communities. She is known as an outspoken advocate and has delivered talks and keynotes at festivals and charity galas. She has had op-eds published on CNN, the Daily Beast, and Thrive Global. She served in President Bill Clinton's AmeriCorps and is currently on the advisory board of Equality Now and an ambassador for the Representation Project, founded by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the First Partner of California.

Jessica Blank's work features strong connections to family and nature. She crafts images that move between traditional drawing practices and digital painting. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in illustration and received her MFA in graphic design from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in the East Texas Piney Woods with her family.
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Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
January 02, 2024
Always Anjali
BISAC categories
JUV031040 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | Music
JUV011020 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Asian American
JUV039230 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Bullying
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