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Where Butterflies Fill the Sky: A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home

Where Butterflies Fill the Sky: A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home

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An evocative picture book debut that tells the true story of the author's immigration from Kuwait to the United States.

Zahra lives in a beautiful place where the desert reaches all the way to the sea and one hundred butterflies always fill the sky. When Baba and Mama tell her that their family is no longer welcome here and they must leave, Zahra wonders if she will ever feel at home again--and what about the people she will leave behind? But when she and her family arrive in a new desert, she's surprised to find magic all around her. Home might not be as far away as she thought it would be.

With spare, moving text and vivid artwork, Zahra Marwan tells the true story of her and her family's immigration from Kuwait, where they were considered stateless, to New Mexico, where together they made a new home.

Author: Zahra Marwan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 03/29/2022
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 10.10h x 10.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781547606511
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2022
School Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 92
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2022
Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 47
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022

About the Author

Zahra Marwan grew up in two deserts -- one close to the sea in Kuwait, the other close to the mountains in New Mexico. She is a fine artist who exhibits extensively and has won international awards and fellowships, including the SCBWI Mentorship Award. She studied the visual arts in France and currently lives in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
zahramarwan.com
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