A stunning and lyrical picture book debut that tells the true story of a young girl’s immigration and search for home.
Zahra lives in a beautiful place where the desert reaches all the way to the sea and one hundred butterflies seem to always fill the sky. But 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 wonderful people she will leave behind?
But when she and her family arrive in a new desert, she’s surprised to find some familiar elements amid all the newness—and in time, a new kind of magic around her. Home might not be as far away as she feared it would be.
With spare, moving text and detailed, evocative art, Zahra Marwan tells the true story of her family’s immigration from Kuwait, where they were considered stateless, to New Mexico, where together they made a new home. Ages 4 to 8.