Day 25 Picture Book Frenzy: Sunflower Sisters by Monika Singh Gongotra and Michaela Dias-Hayes

Day 25 Picture Book Frenzy: Sunflower Sisters by Monika Singh Gongotra and Michaela Dias-Hayes

Sunflower Sisters celebrates two strong and independent girls experiencing each other’s South Asian and Nigerian traditions while learning to embrace the color of their dark brown skin.

In this heartwarming celebration of skin shades from sun-browned to autumn-leaf-gold, Amitra and Kiki get dressed for their siblings’ weddings while enduring family nitpicks about lightening cream, sun rays, and the skin-darkening effects of the color yellow. Luckily, Amitra’s mother has a lesson or two to teach about that! With the support and empowerment of their moms, the sunflower sisters are two strong, confident girls–one South Asian the other Nigerian–finding joy in their own skin. –Goodreads
Sunflower SistersSunflower Sisters by Monika Singh Gangotra
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am in love with this book and the colors of the pages! The growth of the characters, the embrace of who they are and the color of their skin, and the bond with the mothers was really special. Thank you Sourcebooks.

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I am a middle school teacher who loves to read. I am part of the ARC-sharing group LitReviewCrew and a creator for the YouTube Channel Legit KidLit.

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