"Encourages children to expand their dreams beyond traditional gender and socioeconomic roles."--Foreword Reviews
Cinderstella has plans for her own happily ever after. A future princess she is not. Her calculations and equations are simple enough, she'd rather be an astronaut
Read along in this modern retelling of a beloved fairy tale, as Cinderstella challenges what is expected of her to pursue her true passion and find a universe of opportunity in planets and stars.
Includes a "Note to Readers" that provides suggestions for parents, caregivers, and educators to spark children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and related careers despite lingering gender stereotypes and biases.
About the Author
Brenda S. Miles, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist who has worked in hospital, rehabilitation, and school settings. She is an author and co-author of several books for children, including The Moment You Were Born: A Story for You and Your Premature Baby, Stickley Sticks to It!: A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done, Chicken or Egg: Who Comes First? and Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas. Brenda encourages children of all ages to dream big, find joy, and embrace adventure. Susan D. Sweet, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and mother of two. She has worked in hospital, school, and community-based settings and is passionate about children's mental health and well-being. Susan hopes worries never overshadow anyone's dreams. Dr. Sweet is the co-author of several books for children, including Jacqueline and the Beanstalk: A Tale of Facing Giant Fears, Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas, King Calm: Mindful Gorilla in the City, Cinderstella: A Tale of Planets Not Princes, and Chicken or Egg: Who Comes First? Follow her on Facebook: @susansweet.authorpage and on Twitter: @susansweet2 Valeria Docampo's inspiration for her art is rooted in everyday life: the eyes of a dog, the shape of a tree, the sound of rainfall, and the aromas of breakfast. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she studied fine arts and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. She has illustrated several books for children, including Cinderstella and Phileas's Fortune. Visit www.valeriadocampo.com and follow on Facebook: @ValeriaDocampoOfficial