Raya is a little girl living in California. As she plays with her new globe a friend asks her: ‘Where are you from?’ Raya has Palestinian parents, she was born in the Lebanon, brought up in Dubai and now lives in America, so how does she answer that question?
She asks different members of her family and each one gives her a different answer. They prompt memories of the sights, sounds, smells and experiences of each place she’s been. Illustrations of these different countries fill the pages of the book, and as Raya spins her globe she discovers all of the countries that make her unique.
The author herself is based in Dubai and was inspired by her son to write this book. It is a lovely, positive way to explore issues around migration and identity. You can order the book online via Amazon, Abe Books, etc.
- Book (£6.99)
- ISBN: 9789948431800
- No. of pages: 36
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