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Leila’s journey is a beautiful one to behold, and children will want to take it with her as they discover the power of love and family traditions. –School Library Journal

Leila in Saffron

Written by Rukhsanna Guidroz
Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova
Published by Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You

When Leila looks in the mirror, she doesn’t know if she likes what she sees. But when her grandmother tells her the saffron beads on her scarf suit her, she feels a tiny bit better. So, Leila spends the rest of their family dinner night on the lookout for other parts of her she does like. Follow Leila’s journey as she uses her senses of sight, smell, taste, touch to seek out the characteristics that make up her unique identity, and finds reasons to feel proud of herself, just as she is.

Primary ISBN: 9781534425644
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Arrival

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