Leah's Mustache Party

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$16.95  $15.76
Inhabit Media
Publish Date
9.0 X 7.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Nadia Mike is an Inuit educator, who recently graduated with a bachelor of education from the University of Regina. Although Nadia has lived in many communities across the North, she considers Iqaluit, Nunavut, her home. Nadia has two daughters, Leah and Jaime, who constantly teach her to be less serious and enjoy every day. These two girls have also reminded Nadia of the importance of children's literature, and having stories with settings, characters, and themes, that show children that their lives and cultures are important enough to be in books. Nadia loves to travel, cook, sew, and drink strong coffee. In 2014, Nadia published her first book, an Inuktitut-language first words board book. Leah's Mustache Party is her first picture book. Charlene Chua's work has appeared in the American Illustration, Spectrum and SILA's Illustration West, as well as several art books. She illustrated the children's picture books Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles and Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire. She lives in Toronto.


"Mike shows how much fun can be had with a few simple props and a bit of imagination."
"Although the text specifies neither cultural context nor setting, the author is Inuit, and her photo alongside her red-haired daughter Leah's suggest that illustrator Chua based her illustrations of the fictional Leah and her mom on them."
"I love her mom's support of Leah's fascination with mustaches. It would have been easy for her mom to say no, that Halloween was over, but she willingly lets her daughter indulge in her love of the mustache."
". . . [A] fun little book about a girl, who likes having fun."
". . . [A]cceptance of Leah's mother conveys security and stability to young dreamers who want to explore different ideas and try on different looks. Highest recommendations for gender identity acceptance and exploration go to Leah's Mustache Party."
". . . [T]his simple story, with its quirky subject, captures the refreshing vitality of children . . ."