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.
“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!