Location: Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
Co-sponsored by Print: A Bookstore, Jewish Voice for Peace NH/VT, and the Maine Coalition for Palestine.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is appreciated: to register, Click Here.
Join us at Print: A Bookstore for a story time with NEIBA Award Winning author Hannah Moushabeck, who will be reading from her picture book Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine and enjoy some fun cultural crafts! There will be a followup circle time event hosted by the Maine Coalition for Palestine at Peppermint Park!
A father and his daughters may not be able to return home . . . but they can celebrate stories of their homeland!
As bedtime approaches, three young girls eagerly await the return of their father who tells them stories of a faraway homeland—Palestine. Through their father's memories, the Old City of Jerusalem comes to life: the sounds of juice vendors beating rhythms with brass cups, the smell of argileh drifting through windows, and the sight of doves flapping their wings toward home. These daughters of the diaspora feel love for a place they have never been, a home they cannot visit. But, as their father’s story comes to an end, they know that through his memories, they will always return.
A Palestinian family celebrates the stories of their homeland in this moving autobiographical picture book debut by Hannah Moushabeck. With heartfelt illustrations by Reem Madooh, this story is a love letter to home, to family, and to the persisting hope of people that transcends borders.