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My Garden Over Gaza by Sarah Musa

๐Ÿ“š My Garden Over Gaza ๐Ÿ“š

Author: Sarah Musa @sarahmusa

Illustrator: Saffia Bazlamit

Publisher: Ruqaya's Bookshelf @ruqayasbookshelf

Age: 5-11

Islamic Content: Muslim characters

Concerns: None


Noura tends to her rooftop garden just as her father had taught her. When they are confronted with a dangerous situation, their lives change.


SubahnaAllah. This powerful story had me in flowing tears! If you haven't already purchased it, what exactly are you waiting for? Buy it for your kids, for nieces/nephews, for friends and classrooms. It is a must have!

Although Noura is young herself, she is the caring older sister to Esam while her mother works to feed the family. Her father is just a memory for her and her brother but she carries on his legacy of planting and growing crops. This story is full of courage, resilience and hope. As hard as life is for kids in Gaza this story is a tiny glimpse of their existence. This child-friendly narration shows one of the hardships the families may face. There are so many children's stories of war in different parts of the world, it is about time that this story is written to be shared. I love that both author and illustrator are part Palestinian, which gives this book so much more personal touch and meaning. Just an incredibly moving story that is much needed for our shelves to share with the little ones. A must have.


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