My Name Is Bana
Written by Bana Alabed
Illustrated by Nez Riaz
Published by Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
“I just want to live without fear.” —Bana Alabed, Twitter, October 12, 2016
When seven-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children.
Written in Bana’s own words, this picture book offers a uniquely intimate child’s perspective on one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history. Bana has lost her best friend, her school, her home, and her homeland. But she has not lost her hope—for herself and for other children around the world who are victims and refugees of war and deserve better lives.
Primary ISBN: 9781534412484
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Syrian/Syrian American
Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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