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.
About the Author
Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress, producer, author, and activist. She has starred in 20+ feature films and TV shows. Sheetal supports marginalized communities through her work as an actor and by appearing at workshops and panels to speak directly to issues facing those communities. She is 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 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. Sheetal is the author of ALWAYS ANJALI and MAKING HAPPY.
Lucia Soto is an illustrator with a background in design and plastic arts. She has worked in advertising as an art director and graphic designer. Drawing things that are half nonsense and half all sense, Lucia depicts the stuff that makes her life silly and beautiful.