Girls Rock Indonesia (Against All Odds) (Hardcover)

Girls Rock Indonesia (Against All Odds) By Claudia Bellante, Josefina Schargorodsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Three young Muslim girls in Indonesia discover their passion for heavy metal music in this empowering new picture book.

In a small village in Java, Indonesia, three young Muslim girls begin to explore their passion for heavy metal music after watching a Metallica concert on YouTube. They worry about what their parents and friends—and even their Imam—will think about their new interest. But they persevere regardless, and find new meaning in their lives and new ways to connect to their religion.

The stories told in the Against All Odds picture book series are true stories of brave boys and girls from different parts of the world, who, with their small everyday actions, beat the odds and achieve something great. The series is intended to promote diversity and acceptance by exposing children to kids’ stories from faraway places facing unfamiliar situations or overcoming prejudice.

About the Author

Claudia Bellante is a freelance photo and print journalist based in Milan. Her work focuses on the exploration of social changes that begin from the stories of ordinary people. Her work has been featured in publications across the world.

Praise For…

“Gr 3-8–Three Muslim girls living in a small Indonesian village discover a passion for heavy metal music, inspired by their teacher who encourages them to indulge without fear. With their teacher’s guidance and their parents’ support, the girls form their own band and make music that connects them to their faith and to their daily lives. Bellante takes great care to touch on the openness of the Islamic faith, dispelling stereotypes. Schargorodsky’s colorful illustrations show contemporary images, with girls wearing hijab with casual clothing, playing musical instruments, and being entirely relatable young women. Pastel colors give the scenes an appealing softness. Back matter includes an author’s note providing context. Inspired by a true story, Girls Rock Indonesia is part of the ‘Against All Odds’ series, spotlighting brave boys and girls from all over the world. VERDICT A recommended first purchase for all collections.”
— School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781623718084
ISBN-10: 1623718082
Publisher: Crocodile Books
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Against All Odds