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Unfair Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B08NWYF1H8
- Publisher : Puffin (23 November 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 4015 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 144 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #137,644 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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and neither are we"
Ever since childhood, we've grown up seeing on television, reading in books that the only acceptable skin tone is fair. We grew up believing that we can only be considered beautiful if our skin is of a certain shade. Thanks to the whitening creams, the unrealistic European beauty standards and the ignorance and inability of our prejudiced society to see beyond these superficial standards. I was wondering if I will ever come across a book that not only brings something different to the table but also challenges these societal beliefs that have become the norm.
Unfair by Rasil Ahuja is just the book I was looking for. A story worth reading just for the message it sends.
The story revolves around Lina who wants to be a part of the seventh-grade annual play but her teacher, Miss Deepa thinks she is not of the right shade to fit the part. All Lina wants is a fair chance to try out for the role. Lina becomes distraught and withdrawn and goes to her best friend Meher who finds maths more fascinating than her best friend's play or her problems. The lack of support soon puts their friendship on the line but the importance of dismantling colorism in a society that claims to be diverse brings them together, stronger than ever.
I enjoyed every bit of this story. Maybe I am biased because I fell in love with the concept even before reading it but I won't shy away from giving credit where its due. The plot is interesting and has a lot of potential and space for development. I praise the author for choosing such a wonderful and important topic to talk about. Both Lina's and Meher's character, though opposite, have been nicely portrayed where they came off as real people with real world problems that a lot of us can relate to.
The writing style is simple and easy yet completely capable of leaving a strong impact. The illustrations are beautiful and they make everything better.
Overall this is a great book for all ages and I would definitely recommend it to everyone, especially kids.
PS - I love the title and the cover. They do complete justice to the book.
I am happy that we have such books that are talking about real issues and sensitizing the coming generation about such stereotypes and the pain they cause. Another thing that I loved was the tiny images that were there on inner pages that make you want to turn the book and continue reading. The language is easy and my daughter was hooked to it.
and neither are we
Auditions are on for the seventh grade annual play. Mehar and Lina are childhood friends.
Lina is really excited for auditions, and wants to play the lead role of Juliet, but the drama teacher Miss Deepa seems to think Lina isn't the right shade for the part. All Lina wants is a #FAIRCHANCE to try out for the role.
I love the character of both the girls cool, confident and intelligent. They know how to handle the situation so it's good to read what Mehar will do? when her extroverted BFF Lina suddenly becomes distraught and withdrawn.
Will Meher find a solution to this problem and score #FRIENDSHIPGOALS?
This is one such inspirational book for children which encourages young kids to love themselves as you are because you are blessed with natural beauty. Let others know that there is no comparison between them.
I love the way the author tries to give a beautiful message of self-love and diversity through this book. Cover of the book and Illustrations are beautiful which makes this book more beautiful and I love the font style too.
I recommend this book to all kids so that they can understand that everyone deserves a fair chance.
I'm sure after reading this book every young girl and grown woman alike will fall in love with her.