Usha and the Big Dipper

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Usha loves playing with trucks, and she looks up to her big sister. When her sister, Aarti, tries to show her the big dipper in the night sky, she can’t understand why Aarti doesn’t seem to understand it is really a big digger. The sisters just can’t seem to agree or see the other’s point of view. When a cousin comes to visit, she sees something else entirely. Usha will need to get some perspective in order to see what everyone else is talking about, but at the end of the day, everyone has their eyes opened.

We loved Amitha Jagannath Knight’s (Amazon affiliate link) Usha and the Big Digger. With Indian American characters and a girl who loves trucks, and girls involved with astronomy, this book has some representation cred. The book is a great story of viewing things from different perspectives and looking at things from the viewpoint of others. The illustrations are bright and add to the story. Available August 2021.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Charlesbridge.

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