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Salma Writes a Book

By Danny Ramadan
Illustrated by Anna Bron
Interest Age: 6–9
Grade: 1–4
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
W.3.1,1a,1b,1c,3,3a,3b,3c,3d,4,5,6
SL.3.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,3,4,5,6
L.3.4,4a,4b,4c,4d,4e,5,5a,5b,5c,6

Reading Level: Lexile 730L
Hardcover : 9781773218021, 120 pages, September 2023 , 7.5" x 6.0"
Paperback : 9781773218038, 120 pages, September 2023 , 7.5" x 6.0"
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781773218045, 120 pages, September 2023

Description

Salma is going to be a big sister! Can she figure out what it means to be a good sister before the baby arrives?

Silver Birch Express Award Finalist

OLA Top Ten Best Bets Winner

Salma’s determined to be the best sister ever, so she sets out to write the ultimate guidebook to siblinghood. But the more Salma learns about siblings, the more confused she gets, especially since her mama is fighting with her own brother, Khalou Dawood, about who he loves. Can Salma figure out what it means to be a good sister before the baby arrives?

“Fans of the Salma series will be delighted with this second installment . . . The illustrations add texture, cultural details provide depth, and a universal message of acceptance rounds everything out beautifully.” —Booklist, STARRED review

About the Salma series: Charming, creative Salma takes on big feelings with even bigger ideas as she navigates life in a new country, Syrian identity, family changes, and new friendships in this engaging and heartfelt early chapter book series.

 

 

Awards

  • Nominated, Silver Birch Express Award, OLA 2023
  • Joint winner, Best Bets, Top Ten, OLA 2023
  • Short-listed, The Publishing Triangle Award 2024

Reviews

“This tender, gentle book conveys the complexities of sibling relationships while also matter-of-factly describing a loving same-sex relationship . . . An affirming tale of family and acceptance.”

- Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of the Salma series will be delighted with this second installment … The illustrations add texture, cultural details provide depth, and a universal message of acceptance rounds everything out beautifully.”

- Booklist, *starred review