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6+years

Sona Sharma, Wish Me Luck

Author: Chitra SoundarIllustrator: Jen Khatun

When Sona’s teacher plans to get married, Sona struggles with the idea that her teacher may be leaving the school. Set in India and featuring elements of Hinduism, Indian culture and weddings, the narrative has great pace and flow, while the illustrations support children’s understanding. A marvellous chapter book!

More info

  • Shortlisted for the Inclusive Books for Children Awards 2024
  • Jen Khatun is an award-winning illustrator
  • Chitra Soundar is an award-winning author
  • Chitra Soundar was shortlisted for the Greenaway Medal 2019 and 2020
  • South Asian representation
  • Challenges gender stereotypes
  • Female lead
  • Own Voice