Where Butterflies Fill the Sky: A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home

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Where Butterflies Fill the Sky: A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home

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A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book
One of NPR's Best Books of 2022
Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Informational Books for Younger Readers of 2022
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2022
The Society of Illustrators’ Dilys Evans Founders Award Winner 2022
Zahra Marwan is a recipient of the United Nations Minority Artist Award on Statelessness


An evocative picture book debut that tells the true story of the author's immigration from Kuwait to the United States.


Zahra lives in a beautiful place where the desert reaches all the way to the sea and one hundred butterflies always fill the sky. When Baba and Mama tell her that their family is no longer welcome here and they must leave, Zahra wonders if she will ever feel at home again--and what about the people she will leave behind? But when she and her family arrive in a new desert, she's surprised to find magic all around her. Home might not be as far away as she thought it would be.

With spare, moving text and vivid artwork, Zahra Marwan tells the true story of her and her family's immigration from Kuwait, where they were considered stateless, to New Mexico, where together they made a new home.

"Utterly original and enjoyable from start to finish." —Betsy Bird, librarian, book critic, and author of Long Road to the Circus

Zahra Marwan grew up in two deserts -- one close to the sea in Kuwait, the other close to the mountains in New Mexico. She is a fine artist who exhibits extensively and has won international awards and fellowships, including the SCBWI Mentorship Award. She studied the visual arts in France and currently lives in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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ISBN: 9781547606511

ISBN-10: 9781547606511

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Publication Date: 03/29/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/29/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 48

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Juvenile Nonfiction / Family