By Carola Schmidt; illustrated by Dian Ovieta
September 1 – 30
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Genre: Children’s picture book
Print length: 27 Pages
Age range: 4 – 100+ years

About Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl
Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl” is an inspiring and lovely illustrated letter for girls of any age who will go or already are bald. It’s a perfect gift to send love to a powerful girl who needs to be reminded of how beautiful and loved she is. It’s not a book that explains scientific conditions, disease, and treatment. It’s about love, beauty, happiness, and friendship when going through various changes in our lives.
Bald is Beautiful comes like a hug, and it’s the perfect gift for girls aged 4-100 years and up.

This book is ideal for:
Girls and women who are fighting cancer
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month gifts
Pink October gifts
Cancer Awareness gifts
Children receiving chemo for leukemia, lymphoma or another hematological disease
Chemotherapy gifts
Hat/ scarf party gifts
Kids with any type of alopecia (totalis, universalis, etc)
Kids’ cancer books for hospitals
Temporary or permanent hair loss
Hair loss related or not to cancer treatment

Hey, girl,
You’re beautiful…
Life is bitter, but it’s also sweet.
No matter your age or where you are, you can achieve your dreams.
You just need to accept yourself and be proud of who you are.
Life brings us challenges all the time.
I heard you’ll go or maybe you are already bald.
You know what?
Bald is powerful,
Bald is feminine,
Bald is delicate,
Bald is beautiful,
Bald is lovely,
Bald is strong.

My Review
Bald is Beautiful is a sweet, inspirational children's picture book that tackles the subject of being bald. Whether from cancer, alopecia, or some other condition that causes hair loss, this book seeks to build children up (mainly aimed at girls, because society, unfortunately, puts too much stock in females having hair to be considered "beautiful") and inspire them to be proud of the fact that they are bald. 
The illustrations are lovely, and the story is a quick, easy read that both young readers and their parents will find heartwarming and delightful. 
Hair loss/being bald can be disheartening and tough. But embracing this new normal by throwing a hat/scarf party or spending time with people who won't judge you is a good start. 
I liked that this book feels like a friend. It feels like the author is talking directly to the reader, as a friend, offering advice and encouragement and acceptance.
Being bald may not feel normal at times, but with a little help, seeing bald as beautiful, strong, and lovely will be easy.
5 stars!

About the Authors:
Carola Schmidt is a pediatric oncology pharmacist, scientific writer and children’s book writer.
Author of several books in pediatric oncology published by Springer Nature. Her scientific books are present in lists such as BookAuthority’s Best Pharmacy Books of All Time, Best New Pharmacy Books and Best New Pharmacy eBooks, and Springer Highlights 2020. Author of several kids’ books about cancer, such as Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl, Cancer Daily Life, Chubby’s Tale: The true story of a teddy bear who beat cancer (listed by BookAuthority as one of the “81 Best Leukemia Books of All Time”.) She is also the author of Babushka Series, her first children’s books that are not about cancer.

Dian Ovieta is a children’s book illustrator who is really in love with anything about children’s world.

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