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Salma Makes a Home

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A sweet portrayal of a kid anxious to feel secure in her home and family. There's a lot of truth in this story, especially in the character's reactions to new situations and the uncertainty of life and change.

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“It’s okay to have two homes, Salma…One that you live in, and one that lives within you.”

Danny Ramadan, a Syrian-Canadian author, wrote Salma the Syrian Chef, a picture book about newcomer Salma and her friends cooking up a dish to cheer Salma’s mother up. Both Salma and her mother miss Papa who is back in Syria. Now, in Salma Makes a Home (an early chapter book), we hear about Salma’s Papa's journey to Vancouver, BC, Canada!

This is a heart-warming and touching story about immigration and a sense of place. Highly recommend for children ages 6-10. Would make for a great read aloud with a ton of discussion!

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