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#PressRelease The Mom’s Choice Awards Names Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products

February 24, 2016

For Immediate Release: Mumbai

The Mom’s Choice Awards Names Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues
Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products

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Summary: Fiza Pathan is honoured to announce that Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues is deemed to be among the best products/services for families.

Full Release: The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

“We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honouring Excellence Seal of Approval,” says Fiza Pathan (Author/Publisher). “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

“Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

With the evaluation now complete, the testing samples of Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and non-profit organizations.


About the Mom’s Choice Awards®

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honouring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. Learn more about the Mom’s Choice Awards by visiting their website:


Middle School is the worst period in a child’s life. He or she has to undergo bullying, and a transition from boyhood to young adult. It is also a period most neglected at home and in school, as the child grows rebellious as he feels he is misunderstood and unjustly dealt with. Parents feel helpless to interfere. Imagine then what then can be the plight of twins?

The story is about Raman and Sunny who are twins. Their childhood period was full of companionship and love and healthy competition. Then arrived their graduation to middle school and with it began their travails. Raman and Sunny felt suffocated on being compared with each other. Each wanted to choose his path, be it academics or sports. They drifted apart and the bullying began. Where before their togetherness was their strength, their separation resulted in their being isolated and bullied, especially the mild Raman. Resentment creeps in and the crevice in their relationship widens. The mild Raman allows resentment to feed him and he becomes irritable and destructive. This leads to him being produced before the school counsellor, Mrs. Bulwa, who decides that the best way to deal with waywardness in children, is to deprive them of their comfort zone.

Raman’s only solace is his friend Imran. Imran is the son of a Doctor. He is weak in studies but has a literary bent of mind. He shares his passion with Raman. But as things turn out, even here Raman misreads the situation and resorts to a deed which lowers him in the estimation of his father.

Enter Sunil Sir. He is a reformer who firmly believes that children should be encouraged to explore the different subjects taught by research and analysis to inculcate a love for learning and literature. Though prejudiced by past events, he does not allow this to cloud his judgement.

The book deals with parenting, the agony of middle school, the individuality of each child, the jealousy, resentment and fear of change faced by both children and teachers, each at their level. It deals with violence, resentment, bullying, and defiance in children. It explores new methods to get the student or child on the right path by introducing them to those less fortunate than themselves. It explores a synthesis in learning and new and fun methods of teaching. And it deals with the inherent goodness in children and in man. A family story, which shows that love, forgiveness and understanding in family life, will help to bring stability in a child’s life.

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult
Category:Sibling/Bullies/Family life/friendship/Peer Pressure/Education

Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Award Recipient

2015 New England Book Festival- Honorable Mention in Young Adult Category 

2015 London Book Festival-Honorable Mention in Young Adult Category

Editorial Reviews


“This is a very deep book that deals with a multitude of woes for the tween age group: starting middle school, a child’s individuality, parenting choices, the ways teachers and educators choose to respond to students, jealousy, resentment, fear of change, bullying, defiance and disrespect. It offers real life situations showing these examples and talks about the good and bad things that can happen in each situation. It shows young readers how one might traverse these situations and the outcomes that can result when right and wrong paths are chosen. Overall, it is a very educational book that parents will feel good about their children reading.”
– Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers’ Favorite
Book trailer:

My book is available for sale at Amazon

and Mom’s Choice Awards Store

Copyright © 2016, Fiza Pathan






  1. Many congratulations, Fiza.

  2. Many congratulations Fiza and xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  3. indubee permalink

    Congratulations Fiza!! Brilliant…what a fine theme for a story too. I have just started following you, and this is wonderful news. Will order the book from the link you sent.

    Thank you too, for starting on my book, Runaway Writers, as I saw in one of your posts. It is so much about the joy of being a writer ( though my Publisher thinks it’s all about Romance :-p) Would love to know what you think… Cheerio and enjoy your winning feeling. Indu Balachandran Chennai. Sent from my iPad


    • So nice to hear from you ma’am. I love your book & will be posting the review of it on after I finish reading it. It was great to have connected with you 😀

  4. Thanks for sharing this.

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