Nina the Neighborhood Ninja- Children's Book Event with Sonia Panigrahy
Nina the Neighborhood Ninja is a creative and take-charge kind of little girl who possesses all of these amazing qualities. Fiona the Firefly is her loyal and trusty sidekick. Through teamwork and bravery, Nina and Fiona spend a typical day boldly rescuing animals in trouble: a baby bird fallen from its nest, a cat left out in the rain, and — just when Nina thinks her work is done — she’s called to action again!
Through a narrative and interactive questions, young readers are encourage to recognize that the traits of being smart, strong and speedy exist within themselves. Young girls will find this book to be a positive affirmation that they too can be superheroes. Young boys will learn to see girls for what they are capable of achieving- the same things for which they are capable.
Written by Sonia Panigrahy and illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla, this uplifting book offers a lesson to children: being a superhero has no bias in gender or race. Nina the Neighborhood Ninja provides a positive portrayal of little girls as both smart and strong while emphasizing the importance of kindness and teamwork.