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Written by debut writer Anjali Tiwari, illustrated by Danica Da Silva Pereira

In this heartbreaking short story set in India, two girls with very different lives are drawn into a friendship, bound by their desire to break the taboos that divide them.

Written by Anjali Tiwari, who was aged just 16 at the time of publishing, Forbidden was one of four winners of Pop Up’s 10th birthday writing competition. This beautiful book features eleven pages of original artwork by illustrator Danica Da Silva Pereira.

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