A heartwarming celebration of all skin shades, from sun-browned to autumn-leaf-gold!
Amrita and Kiki are best friends and sunflower sisters. Amrita's older sister is getting married, but when the elder relatives arrive, they start dispensing some old-fashioned and dubious advice. Luckily, Amrita'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.
"A welcome celebration of the darker shades of brown skin" — Kirkus
"An important, gorgeous book" — Booklist
"Brightly colored illustrations... addresses an issue not commonly brought up, that of colorism... in language kids can understand" — Youth Services Book Review
"The illustrations are beautiful, the diversity in characters are important, and the message about being different and beautiful are big attractions to this book...[A] gorgeous title" — Children's Literature Comprehensive Database