The Map of Good Memories (Arabic Edition)
There are places that remind us of happy moments. Zoe, a little girl who has to flee from her city with her family because of a war, remembers them before she leaves. She uses them to draw a “map of good memories,” knowing that they will always be with her.
An author’s note explains Nuño’s intention to write a book about saying farewell and appreciating the simple pleasures and small joys to be found in life. The tale is also a poignant reflection on the impact of war and what it means to be a refugee. Celej’s soft watercolor illustrations are hauntingly beautiful and show, in stark contrast, Zoe’s beloved home and a city battered by war.
Ages: 7 and up