The Roses in My Carpets
Written by Rukhsana Khan
Illustrated by Ronald Himler
Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
For a young refugee living with loss and terror-filled memories, time is measured by the next bucket of water, the next portion of bread, and the next call to prayer. Here, where everything – walls, floor, courtyard – is mud, a boy’s heart can still long for freedom, independence, and safety. And here, where life is terribly fragile, the strength to endure grows out of need. But the strength to dreams comes from within.
Available As: Paperback
Picture Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Afghan/Afghan American
Themes: Loss of Childhood, Refugee Camp
Setting: Unspecified (Middle East)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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