Naima loves to create the traditional alpana patterns Bangladeshi women and girls paint in their homes for special celebrations. Her designs are always the best in her village. But Naima wishes she could help earn money for her family. Her friend Saleem can drive his father's rickshaw. "If only I had been born a boy, she thinks." Mitali Perkins draws on her own experiences living in Bangladesh to dramatize Naima's struggle to be true to her heritage and to her own artistic talent. Jamie Hogan's drawings capture the beauty of Bangladeshi culture and the challenges change brings. For ages 9 to 12.