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Yara’s Spring

by Sharon E. McKay & Jamal Saeed, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi

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list price: $18.99
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ISBN:9781773214412
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Coming of age against all odds in the midst of the Arab Spring.
 

Growing up in Aleppo, Yara’s childhood has long been shadowed by the coming revolution. But when the Arab Spring finally arrives at Yara’s doorstep, it is worse than even her Nana imagined: sudden, violent, and deadly. When rescuers dig Yara out from under the rubble that was once her family’s home, she emerges to a changed world. Her parents and Nana are gone, and her brother, Saad, can’t speak—struck silent by everything he’s seen. Now, with her friend Shireen and Shireen’s charismatic brother, Ali, Yara must try to find a way to safety. With danger around every corner, Yara is pushed to her limits as she discovers how far she’ll go for her loved ones—and for a chance for freedom.
 

Crafted through the focused lens of Jamal Saeed’s own experiences in Syria and brought to life with acclaimed author Sharon E. McKay, Yara’s Spring is a story of coming of age against all odds and the many kinds of love that bloom even in the face of war.

About the Authors

Sharon E. McKay is the award-winning author of many books based on real events, including War Brothers: The Graphic Novel and Thunder Over Kandahar. She was also named a Canadian War Artist and spent time in Afghanistan embedded with the Canadian troops. She lives in Prince Edward Island.

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Jamal Saeed spent twelve years as a prisoner of conscience in Syria before being invited to Canada in 2016. He continues to raise awareness about Syria’s ongoing civil war and humanitarian crisis through his work as an activist, editor, visual artist, and author. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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NAHID KAZEMI is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer with a master’s degree in painting from Tehran’s University of Art. She has received awards for her illustrations in Iran, and has published more than sixty children’s books. She has also taught art and has exhibited her work in Iran, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Lebanon and Serbia. Nahid lives in Montreal.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
6 to 9
Reading age:
10 to 14

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