Children’s Book Easter in Ramallah
Written by Wafa Shami, and illustrated by Shaima Farouki, Easter in Ramallah is a story about friendship and holiday traditions that have been shared among Palestinian Christian and Muslim families for centuries. The story reflects traditions of celebrating Easter holidays that were carried on for years and takes the reader to a fun festive place filled with a colorful atmosphere, drum playing, love and laughter from the eye of a child.
Dimensions: 27X20 cm | 10.6X7.8 in
About the Author:
Born and raised in Ramallah-Palestine, Wafa Shami moved to the U.S. to pursue her education and graduated with a Master’s degree in International Studies. Since moving she maintained her engagement in Middle Eastern issues. She was inspired to write this children’s story after her son Faris was born. In addition to raising a kid, She has a passion for cooking; and she was encouraged to start a food blog “Palestine in a Dish”, to share food recipes she learned from her mom back in Ramallah.
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