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3+years

Faruq and the Wiri Wiri

Author: Sophia PayneIllustrator: Sandhya Prabhat

Faruq adores food and would love to cook for his family. They expect him to become a doctor, but can he share with them his true passion? A beautiful depiction of Guyanese culture, and the joy that comes with knowing and celebrating your heritage, especially through food. The book even closes with a recipe for Guyanese lime cookies! 

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  • Shortlisted for the Inclusive Books for Children Awards 2024
  • Own Voice
  • South Asian representation
  • Challenges gender stereotypes