The Aurantium Tree

Written by Samar Khuder
Illustrated by Kate Erwin
Published by Maine Authors Publishing

The Aurantium Tree is a story of a young girl whose family escapes war in Iraq to come to the United States. Despite the many challenges and surprises of this new culture, young Layan learns to adapt due to her determination and the kindness of neighbors. She realizes that here she can pursue her dreams, but never forgets her home country.

Primary ISBN: 9781633813359 (Paperback)
Publication Date: January 2023
Available As: Paperback
Picture Book , Age 04 or older

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Setting: Iraq (Baghdad), Syria, United States (Maine)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee

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

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