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“Rifk Ebeid has written a lyrical, celebrative journey around the names and places that were and continue to be Palestine in the hearts of millions. Focusing on deliciousness and the sweetness of presence, she carries me back to my Palestinian father’s bedtime tales – as the story unfolds. Miraculously, she makes it all rhyme. So many people will appreciate this precious tasty book and want to pass it on and on.”
—Naomi Shihab Nye, Author of Habibi

Baba, What Does My Name Mean? A Journey to Palestine

Written by Rifk Ebeid
Illustrated by Lamaa Jawhari
Published by Rifk Ebeid

When Saamidah, a young Palestinian refugee, is asked by her friends what her name means, she isn’t quite sure what to say. She turns to her baba for some answers – but what she gets is an adventure beyond her wildest dreams. Join Saamidah on a lyrical journey, with dazzling illustrations, that brings to life her beloved homeland and celebrates the richness of her cultural heritage and the determination to return.

Primary ISBN: 9798985992632
Publication Date: August 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: Palestine

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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