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A Syrian meal for cheer

April 09th, 2021

Vancouver author, activist and former Syrian refugee, Danny Ramadan has published his first children’s book, Salma the Syrian Chef (Annick Press $21.95) with illustrations by Anna Bron. Newcomer to Canada, Salma decides that a homemade Syrian meal might cheer up her mama, but she doesn’t know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where to find the right spices. With help from friends and her new community, Salma shows her mama that even though things aren’t perfect, there is cause for hope and celebration. The book represents Syrian culture and speaks to the power of cultivating community in challenging circumstances. 978-1773213750

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