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Gender Talk Big Hero Size Zero (English)

Author : Anusha Hariharan, Sowmya Rajendran
Illustrator : Niveditha Subramaniam

With gender issues hitting news hotspots, there are more and more questions but answers are shrouded in stereotype and convention. This book ‘talks' directly to teens on all aspects of gender, lifting confusions and creating awareness. Alongside is a visual commentary that prods and provokes, even as it makes you laugh.

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Age 13+
Specifications 108 pages; 9” x 6.5”; black and white; soft cover
Awards 2016: Honour Book (Nonfiction), The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards
ISBN 978-93-5046-603-2

BIG HERO — SIZE ZERO. The perfect male-female bodies — says who? Aren’t sex and gender the same thing? Either male or female, right? Of course men and women are equal — but who calls the shots at home? Who makes the ‘rules’ we are all supposed to follow? Does what you wear ‘invite trouble’? Do women need to be ‘controlled for their own good’? Why is being different from the majority such a problem?

As gender issues hit the news hotspots more and more, there are questions and confusions, and the answers are covered by a smog of stereotype and convention. So how do teens make sense of all this?

Two young writers, Anusha Hariharan and Sowmya Rajendran, ‘talk’ directly to you about this complex subject with empathy and in a language you would understand. Uncovering truths, untruths, semi-truths and myths, using everyday examples as well as references to popular media, the book explores what it means socially and culturally to belong to a certain gender. Running alongside is Niveditha Subramaniam’s visual commentary that prods and provokes, even as it makes you laugh out loud!

This book helps you find some answers, and raise more questions with better information. Being aware is a first step towards gender equality. 

Fun to read

The illustrations in the book make a lot of sense in a not so serious way and makes the book fun to read. They have been done interestingly and at the same time without moving away from the concepts that the book is easily readable, unlike a textbook, in spite of dealing with dry and sometimes not so easy topics. I liked them a lot. I would recommend this book to all my friends and in fact, make them read it... Saralya P Narayanan

Sterling job by the authors!

Some of the themes tackled by this volume are complex, but the authors do a sterling job of keeping the tone light without talking down... What could have been a horrific mishmash of information has been adroitly broken down into digestible chunks by the authors Anusha Hariharan and Sowmya Rajendran. The everyday examples and references to popular culture and news makes it a book that youngsters ought to be able to relate to easily. Goodbooks.in

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Gender Talk Big Hero Size Zero (English)

Gender Talk Big Hero Size Zero (English)

With gender issues hitting news hotspots, there are more and more questions but answers are shrouded in stereotype and convention. This book ‘talks' directly to teens on all aspects of gender, lifting confusions and creating awareness. Alongside is a visual commentary that prods and provokes, even as it makes you laugh.

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