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Quiet Pilar worries about a lot of things, especially too much attention. Good thing she has her dancing, which makes her feel strong and calm. But when she learns she must try out in front of judges to be in her favorite ballet, she doesn't feel calm at all! To dance in the show she loves, Pilar must find a way to overcome her fears. Can she do it?

Albert Whitman & Co., October 2018

Sanchez emphasizes Pilar’s efforts to manage her anxiety through strengthening her resilience, as well as prioritizing dance, an expressive outlet that brings her joy. Nervous kids will be able to relate, especially when Pilar describes how she feels after every mishap, and they’ll have their confidence bolstered by Pilar’s smart coping techniques...
— Booklist Online
VERDICT A solid addition to help young readers develop empathy and ­resilience.
— School Library Journal
This is a wonderfully gentle and inspiring book for anxious children and their parents looking for ways to talk about and to cope with anxiety.
— Multiculturalism Rocks!

Featured in Book Riot’s10 Picture Books About Anxiety For Children Who Worry,” HuffPost’s “17 Children's Books For Anxious Kids,” and Child Mind Institute’s “44 Children’s Books About Mental Health.”