Reviewed by Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite
Katie Petruzziello's Mighty Mila: An Inclusive Children's Book about an Unstoppable Deaf Girl is about a bright and amazing young girl named Mila. Mila is a creative, smart, and hardworking girl. However, she feels frustrated because her parents are not treating her like a big girl. They do not let her do things on her own, even when choosing her clothes. One day, she decides to prove to them that she is a big girl now and she doesn't need them to help her do things! She wants to show them that she can make her own decisions and do many things on her own like a big girl. Unexpectedly, Mila faces a sudden dilemma. Will she be able to face this on her own? Join Mila as she teaches everyone how a big girl acts!
Mighty Mila by Katie Petruzziello was an inspiring, fast-paced, and well-written story. It was filled with valuable lessons about accepting one's flaws. Not only is the story full of important lessons, but it is also filled with helpful details about Mila's cochlear implants, and I was able to learn a lot about the implants that deaf people wear. 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. It also helped me remember the important things I learned after I read the book. Children will surely enjoy and also learn a lot from Mila's adventures! Great job!