Sheetal Sheth (A) and Jessica Blank (ILT)
List Price: $1995 (Hardcover - Two Cultures and A Girls Name - 2018)
Anjali and her friends are excited to get matching personalized license plates for their bikes. But Anjali can't find her name. To make matters worse, she gets bullied for her "different" name, and is so upset she demands to change it. When her parents refuse and she is forced to take matters into her own hands, she winds up learning to celebrate who she is and carry her name with pride and power. A timeless story about appreciating what makes us special and honoring our differences.
Always Anjali is the Grand Prize Winner for the 2019 Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Award. (38 pgs) Ages 3-9 years