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Children's Fiction Emigration & Immigration

Salma Makes a Home

by (author) Danny Ramadan

illustrated by Anna Bron

Annick Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
Emigration & Immigration, Parents, Friendship, Emotions & Feelings
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
1 to 4
Recommended Reading age
6 to 9
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price

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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?

About the authors

DANNY RAMADAN is an award-winning Syrian-Canadian author, activist, and public speaker. His work as an activist has helped provide a safe passage to dozens of Syrian LGBTQ+ refugees to Canada. He is the author of two novels for adults, The Clothesline Swing and The Foghorn Echoes, and a forthcoming memoir, Crooked Teeth. Danny lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Anna Bron est née en Russie et a immigré au Canada à l’âge de neuf ans. Elle a eu la chance d’avoir des parents qui l’ont encouragée à faire carrière dans les arts. Adolescente, elle fréquente une école des beaux-arts, puis étudie le cinéma d’animation traditionnel au collège Sheridan. Peu après l’obtention de son diplôme, elle devient illustratrice et animatrice, travaillant sur un large éventail de projets allant de l’illustration de livres et de magazines jeunesse à la conception et réalisation de publicités et de courts métrages. Elle vit à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique.

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Editorial Reviews

“A forthright, tender perspective on childhood immigration.”

Kirkus Reviews, 02/25/23

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