Written by Saira Mir
Illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani
Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Raya can’t wait for her baby sister to arrive. She’s already got a name—Nura—and Raya is certain they’ll be best friends. She’s got all kinds of plans for things they’ll do together like run through the sprinklers, play dress-up, and give piggyback rides.
But one day, Mama returns from the doctor with tears in her eyes. Nura won’t be coming home after all. Raya feels confused and sad, like all the love she has for Nura is trapped inside her. With the help of family, friends, and her school counselor, though, Raya finds a way to grieve this loss and to share the love she’ll always feel for her sister.
Primary ISBN: 9781665901567
Publication Date: August 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown
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