Author: Katie Petruzziello, Nadja Sarell

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $4.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: January 31, 2023

Deal ends: January 31, 2023


Celebrate the power of believing in yourself with this multi-award winning, heartwarming and hilarious tale of a spunky deaf girl who’s determined to prove she can be a big kid!

Mila may be a kid, but she can act pretty grown up…at least that’s what she thinks. The trouble is, Mila’s parents still treat her like she’s little, so she’s decided to prove once and for all that she can do things “all on her own!” But when it turns out that being a big kid isn’t as easy as she thought, will Mila admit defeat, or will she find a way to prove just how big and mighty she really is?Readers of all ages will love Mila’s spitfire personality and imaginative approach to overcoming obstacles, and will cheer her on as she uses her creativity, her willpower, and even her new cochlear implant hearing devices to face down challenges.

? Laugh-out-loud fun:

Simultaneously precocious and charming, Mila’s antics will leave kids cracking up. After all, who hasn’t wanted to tie their shoes with tape or help themselves to the perfect breakfast of pizza and cupcakes?

? Representation & empowerment:

A book that provides much needed representation for deaf/hard of hearing children through a fun story portraying a deaf main character as a “regular kid”, where her hearing loss is NOT the focus of the story. Also enables typical hearing children to see that deaf/hard of hearing children think, feel and act just the same way as they do!

? Social-emotional learning (SEL):

The perfect inclusive book to teach children about acceptance, empathy, and respect for all types of people through an inspiring, engaging story.

? Problem solving & perseverance:

A great way to encourage creative thinking and show children that they can achieve anything they set their mind and hearts to—even if that sometimes means asking for help from others.

? Fun, educational supplemental activities:

"I-spy" style learning activities at the end of the story further explore the book’s bright, whimsical illustrations while also building vocabulary and listening skills! 34 additional activities are also available for free download at An excellent resource for educators, therapists and parents!

Mighty Mila

is now a multi-award winning book:

Gold Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award (Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Children's / Young Adult)Gold Winner of the Wishing Shelf Awards (Books for 6-8 Year Olds)Gold Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award (Children's Books)Winner of the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award (for superior work by debut authors)Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize Finalist Readers Favorite 5-Star Review Recipient