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5 Star Review from Readers Favorite!
"Mighty Mila by Katie Petruzziello was an inspiring, fast-paced, and well-written story... Not only is the story full of important lessons, but it is also filled with helpful details about Mila's cochlear implants... Reading this wonderful tale, I was immediately attracted to the main character, Mila, who was a ball of sunshine throughout the story. I admired how strong-willed she was when she wanted to prove something to her family. The adorable and colorful illustrations by Nadja Sarell made the story even more joyous. The art is truly praiseworthy and adds more depth and tone to the tale. At the end of Mighty Mila, there are interactive activities for readers to enjoy. Having these activities at the end of the story made learning a lot more fun and worthwhile. Children will surely enjoy and also learn a lot from Mila's adventures! Great job!"
Reviewed By Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Oh my the overwhelming joy I feel when I read this story!! I am a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing and I am CONSTANTLY searching for stories that represent my students. There are stories out there where the main character has hearing devices, but the story is typically addressing their hearing loss. This book is TRUE representation for our kiddos with hearing loss. The subtle references to her cochlear implants are perfect and surrounded by a beautiful story about Mila proving that she is a big kid...something that all kids relate to! The writing is true to the mind of a child, the illustrations are beautiful and the mini follow up activities at the end of the book leave you wanting more! I am so excited that I get to add this to my classroom library!
Mother of 2 Deaf/Hard of Hearing children
"My 3 year old daughter has cochlear implants too and I have been checking out every children's book about hearing loss and have not found any that have really felt right...most are too wordy, technical, and not visually appealing... This is not the case with this book! I finally feel like I have a solid book to gift her school and her teachers! I love that the book does not focus on her CIs, but Mila being a typical child who just happens to need help hearing. Well done, and thank you!"
"As a former Reading Specialist, I would strongly recommend this wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated picture book be used as a "read aloud" to children. This book should be part of every library collection, both in the classroom and at home. It could easily be part of the Character Education curriculum, especially aligning with the themes of "Respect for Self and Others" and "Friendship" as a springboard for very rich discussions. Mighty Mila's message of inclusivity is presented in such a fanciful, fun way!"
Author & Sister of Deaf Twins
Mighty Mila is a great book for children with hearing loss, children who have never known someone with hearing loss, and everyone in between. It's a fantastic look at a child's dream to be a big kid and all children will relate to the story.
This is a great book that brings awareness to the hearing loss community and a fantastic example of inclusion in children's literature!"