That night, Kanzi wraps herself in the beautiful Arabic quilt her teita (grandma) in Cairo gave her and writes a poem in Arabic about the quilt. Next day her teacher sees the poem and gets the entire class excited about creating a "quilt" (a paper collage) of student names in Arabic. In the end, Kanzi's most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.
This authentic story with beautiful illustrations includes a glossary of Arabic words and a presentation of Arabic letters with their phonetic English equivalents.
Author: Aya Khalil
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.20h x 9.30w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
School Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 92