by Monika Singh Gangotra and Michaela Dias-Hayes - £7.99 Owlet Press (2021)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781913339173 | ISBN 10: 1913339173
An uplifting and empowering book about colourism and sisterhood.
Sunflower Sisters is the first in a new, uplifting picture book series by Monika Singh Gangotra, which centres around best friends Amrita and Kiki.
While the story offers a window into the lived experiences of those affected by colourism, it also celebrates the joy of the two girls experiencing each other’s South Asian and Nigerian communities and traditions, in this case weddings.
With the protection and empowerment from their mums, the sunflower sisters grow into strong independent young women who embrace and celebrate the colour of their dark brown skin and empower other women to do the same.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2021)
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