Laxmi hadn’t really noticed her mooch—“mustache” in Hindi—until her classmates started teasing her about it. Now she’s embarrassed about all of her body hair. But her parents help her realize that feminine body hair is a part of their heritage—that beautiful, powerful women with body hair came before them. Laxmi’s mooch turns to whiskers on a majestic tiger, her unibrow changes from caterpillar to butterfly. And when she goes back to school, she flaunts her mooch and teaches others to appreciate their body hair as well. With bright illustrations and end-paper glossaries, Laxmi’s Mooch is a progressive addition to body-positive children’s lit. Recommended by Mary
A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.