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 that exist.
About the Authors:
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 Move Your Mood! and Stickley Sticks to It!: A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done. 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 all children follow their dreams and find their own happily ever afters.
Susan and Brenda have also co-authored Princess Penelopea Hates Peas: A Tale of Picky Eating and Avoiding Catastropeas and King Calm: Mindful Gorilla in the City.
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, notably Tout au Bord, La Vallée des Moulins, Phileas's Fortune, and Not Every Princess.