Nour’s Secret Library
Written by Wafa' Tarnowska
Illustrated by Vali Mintzi
Published by Barefoot Books
Forced to take shelter when their Syrian city is plagued with bombings, young Nour and her cousin begin to bravely build a secret underground library. Based on the author’s own life experience and inspired by a true story, Nour’s Secret Library is about the power of books to heal, transport and create safe spaces during difficult times. Illustrations by Romanian artist Vali Mintzi superimpose the colorful world the children construct over black-and-white charcoal depictions of the battered city.
Primary ISBN: 9781646862917
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Syrian/Syrian American
Themes: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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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