Brown Like Dosas, Samosas and Sticky Chikki – Rebecca Manari
AUTHOR – Rebecca Manari
ILLUSTRATOR – Heetal Dattani Joshi
Brown is a story of a little girl Samaira, who has a chocolate coloured skin and loves different colours. One fine day, Samaira meets a strange lady called Anahi, who is purple in colour. Anahi offers Samaira to change her skin colour into a shade of white and in return Anahi can ask for Samaira’s colourful jewels of light. Will Samaira accept Anahi’s offer and give away her jewels? Will she accept to leave her true colour for a shade of white?
WHAT CHILDREN CAN TAKE AWAY FROM THIS BOOK
Be proud of your skin colour and who you are. The concept of fair skin is an age old bias of our society and sadly, it still exists. This book breaks that stereotypical thought of fair is beautiful wonderfully, and makes it a delightful read for the young ones.