ABOUT THE BOOK

In Legends from Mom’s Closet, 10-year-old Sasha Olsen documents how she spent a rainy summer indoors using her creativity and imagination. After reading a stack of books about women like Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn and Billie Holiday, Sasha’s imagination ran wild and she ended up in her mom’s closet picking through her clothes and her grandmother’s vintage pieces to dress up like all the female legends she had been reading about. Complete with photos of the looks she created and tips for other young girls on how they, too, can emulate these iconic women, Legends from Mom’s Closet will inspire readers to delve into the lives of truly remarkable women from the past to learn a thing or two about what it means to be legendary in today’s world.

TALKING POINTS

  • Sasha’s creative experience during summer and encouraging other kids to use their imaginations while stuck at home
  • Inspiring creativity with fashion
  • Choosing imaginative play over screen time
  • Promoting the idea of vintage fashion over fast fashion and its environmental benefits
  • Sasha spearheads the “I Want My Ocean Back” movement – she’s a young go-getter concerned with ocean conservation

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Get Caught Reading Month – May
  • Children’s Book Week – May 4-10
  • National Journal Writing Month – June
  • Wear a Dress Day – June 1
  • Anti-Boredom Month – July
  • Frida Kahlo’s birthday – July 6
  • National Fashion Day – July 9
  • International Day of the Girl – October 11

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sasha Olsen is a 10-year-old author, environmental activist, ballroom dancer, bookworm, pianist, and enjoys anything artistic. She always finds new hobbies and things to do, which usually ends up in her trying to juggle everything. She lives with her family in Bal Harbour, Florida, where she also spearheads the conservation movement “I Want My Ocean Back.” Legends From Mom’s Closet is her first book.