Summary Of The Other Family By Himani Bannerji

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“The Other Family” by Himani Bannerji, can teach people a life lesson about appreciating the culture they come from and that they should stay true to who they are regardless of what others think is right. In “The Other Family” when the little girl came home from school, she showed her mom a picture she drew of their family. When the mom saw the picture, she was very disappointed because the picture showed a white family, not theirs. The little girl said she drew a white family because all the books she read showed only white families. “I drew it from a book…all our books have this same picture of the family.” (Bannerji, page 161.) The mother became furious because her daughter did not portray her family truthfully, “dark-skinned, dark-haired.”
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