Salma Makes a Home (Paperback)
After nearly two years apart, Salma is thrilled when her father can finally leave Syria to be with Salma and her mother in Canada; but she's also apprehensive. What if her baba doesn't love Vancouver as much as she does and wants to go back to Damascus — a place Salma struggles to remember? A relatable and profound exploration of the complex emotions immigrants often experience, Salma Makes a Home shows that it's possible to have two homes: "one that you live in, and one that lives within you."
- Alyssa Raymond, Copper Dog Books (Beverly, MA)— From NECBA Windows & Mirrors 2023 Short List
Charming, creative Salma takes on big feelings with even bigger ideas as she navigates life in a new country, Syrian identity, family changes and new friendships in this engaging and heartfelt early chapter book series.After a year, eleven months, and six days apart, Salma's dad is finally joining her family in their new home. Salma is so happy to see her baba-but she's also worried. What if he misses Syria so much that he leaves them again? She throws herself into showing him around the city and helping him learn English, but as Baba shares memories of Damascus Salma starts to realize how much she misses Syria, too. Can Salma make space in her heart for two homes? And can Baba?