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WORD Presents Saturday Storytime with Sonia Panigrahy

    11/10/2018 - 11:00am

    Join us for an author storytime with Sonia Panigrahy for Nina the Neighborhood Ninja! 

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Nina's a girl who takes charge. She uses her brain and her muscles to complete rescue missions. She doesn't mind getting dirty and climbing trees. It's all part of the life of the everyday girl superhero. 

    Through a narrative and interactive questions, young readers are encouraged to recognize that the traits of being smart, strong, and speedy exist within themselves. Young girls will find this book to be a positive affirmation that they too can be superheroes. 

    They always have been. 

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Author Sonia Panigrahy is a public health professional, world traveler, adventure seeker, and fitness enthusiast. Her motto is that life is too short to be bored! 

    Nina the Neighborhood Ninja was created out of Sonia's lifelong love of reading. As her family and friends begin to have children, she looked forward to sharing this love with them. She believes that books are a powerful way to empower impressionable young minds. 

    Sonia was surprised that she could not find books for kids ages 3-6 years that realistically identified females as intelligent, physically tough, brave, and adventurous. She was disappointed that girls continue to be excluded from the heart of the superhero story. 

    After unsuccessful attempts to find a young girl superhero protagonist on the pages of a book, especially one of color, she gave up. Then she created her own. 

    Nina the Neighborhood Ninja Cover Image
    $11.99
    ISBN: 9780997595604
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Sonia Panigrahy - November 2nd, 2016

    Nina's a girl who takes charge. She uses her brain and her muscles to complete rescue missions. She doesn't mind getting dirty and climbing trees. It's all part of the life of the everyday girl superhero. Young readers are encouraged to recognize that the traits of being smart, strong, and speedy exist within themselves.