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Written by Monika Singh Gangotra

Illustrated by Michaela Dias-Hayes


Winner of the Northern Lights Book Awards 2022 Picture Book – All Ages Category.


‘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. 


Format: Paperback

Sunflower Sisters

  • "The illustrations are bold and beautiful. They, along with the message of the book, are so powerful!" @inclusive_childrens_books


    "This is the first book I’ve been a little stumped in what to say... It’s just so gorgeous and stunning - not only visually but in the storytelling too" @posies_book_club


    "This is a book I believe should be within every classroom as the topics you can get from it are limitless." @reading_with_chlo

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