Storytime with Randa Abdel-Fattah | قراءة قصص مع رندة عبد الفتاح
Award-winning Palestinian-Australian author Randa Abdel-Fattah will read from her new books “The Very Best Donut” and “11 Words for Love.”
The Very Best Donut is a about a boy named Adam. Friday is always the best day at Adam’s house. It’s doughnut day! But this week, his family is fasting for Ramadan. They aren’t going to eat or drink until the sun sets. Adam wants to fast too, but it’s so hard. Can he wait that long for his very special doughnut?
In 11 Words for Love a family flees their homeland to find safety in another country, carrying little more than a suitcase full of love. As their journey unfolds, the oldest child narrates 11 meanings for love in Arabic as her family show, and are shown, all different kinds of love in their new home, and they also remember the love they have for their homeland and for those left behind or lost along the way. In the Arabic language, there are over 50 words describing the degrees of love. That’s 50 stories, 50 life-worlds. This lyrical and heartwarming book takes you on a journey through 11 of these Arabic expressions for love.
Age Recommendation: 8 and up
- Randa Abdel-Fattah