Published by Orion Children’s Books (May 2015)
Samia’s dad is very important. Every Ramadan he wakes the whole village up in time for breakfast.
But this year, things are different and Samia must show everyone how strong and brave she can be.
Originally published in Arabic, written by Taghreed Najjar and illustrated by Hassan Manasrah, I was lucky enough to be chosen to work with Taghreed to retell her tale for a English speaking audience. This is a charming and empowering story about Ramadan, fasting and the ability of girls to do any job they put their mind to – and I think that’s really important. Here’s a post I wrote about diversity in children’s books. You can find out more about the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign on Twitter.