Laxmi's Mooch

Laxmi's Mooch

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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.

Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip. But one day while playing farm animals at recess, her friends point out that her whiskers would make her the perfect cat. She starts to notice body hair all over--on her arms, legs, and even between her eyebrows.

With her parents' help, Laxmi learns that hair isn't just for heads, but that it grows everywhere, regardless of gender. Featuring affirming text by Shelly Anand and exuberant, endearing illustrations by Nabi H. Ali, Laxmi's Mooch is a celebration of our bodies and our body hair, in whichever way they grow.

Title:Laxmi's Mooch
ISBN:9781984815651
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    Laxmi's Mooch Reviews

  • Abby Johnson

    This darling book oozes with body positivity and sends the important message that hair on your body (whatever type, wherever it grows!) is natural and just fine. When Laxmi discovers her "mooch" (Hind...

  • Fanna

    September 01, 2020: This is going to be so cute and also so relatable for my desi soul AHH...

  • Caroline Kusin Pritchard

    Laxmi’s Mooch… LAXMI’S MOOCH!!! Oh, how I love this book. Let me count the ways:- Affirming body hair- Subverting gender norms - Centering (and disrupting) a child’s real cycle of self-conscio...

  • Cheryl

    This is a cute book. Laxmi is so sweet. I loved how her mom gave her some good examples of women that have mooches...Mughai empresses, rani, her nana, cousin, and mom. Laxmi asked about her eyebrows h...

  • Sarah

    AMAZING! I am so thankful that this books celebrates body hair and everyone's mooch (or mooch-less) faces....

  • G D'ANNA

    Every. one. should. read. this.This is SO cute and wholesome, and it helps to remind us all that we need to unlearn racist/colonial standards of beauty!...

  • Katy Tanis

    Laxmi is a down to earth, relatable tale about a young girl learning to embrace face & body hair. The illustrations are charming. I love how Laxmi's parent's handle her concern, not making a big of de...

  • Emma Reynolds

    A really sweet and powerful story of a little girl called Laxmi who discovers she has little hairs above her mouth, called her 'Mooch'! The book walks us through her struggles, and will reassure reade...

  • Melissa

    We. Loved. This.Understanding body hair is not something to be worried about.That some have it, some don't, some is seen, some is not and that we all can accept each other.Linc really loved it and eve...

  • Danielle

    This was adorable! Black and brown women are always compared to white beauty standards, and I love the positivity that this encouraged. Kids become self-conscious about that stuff really early, and I ...