The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria




      The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria
The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria is the first book in an upcoming children s series focused on countries we tend to associate with conflict It is the tale of two curious children who find themselves exploring the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of pre war Syria Although it is about Syria, this book isn t a story of war or violence If anything, it s a love story dedicated to Syria, written and illustrated to pay tribute to the heritage and humanity that is so often missing from the popular narrative about conflict stricken countries. Read The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria by Nushin Alloo – heartforum.co.uk

Nushin Alloo is a global strategist, writer, and former U.S diplomat Born in California, she has lived abroad in Egypt, Lebanon, India, Ghana, the United Arab Emirates, and Syria She was inspired to write The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria after the start of the Syrian civil war, while working with the country s displaced refugees in Jordan and Greece.Nushin wrote this book as part of Beauty Beneath the Rubble, a project to help change the narrative of places associated with conflict through the power of storytelling and art She wants her child and others to learn about and appreciate the beautiful cultures and historical monuments that are vanishing in many conflict areas Nushin holds master s degrees in Arabic from the University of Maryland and University of Damascus, as well as an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria
  • Nushin Alloo
  • English
  • 02 February 2018
  • 0692110941

10 thoughts on “ The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria

  1. Assia says:

    I loved this book because it does the work the Media do not want to do Beauty beneath the rubble is a platform aiming at changing the narrative around countries in conflict through storytelling The media will only feed us and our children the war ravaged villages type of representation and this has got to change because these countries arethan that They have a beautiful cu...

  2. Linda says:

    A magic carpet tour of Syria s treasures minus the carpet May 12, 2019Format Kindle Edition I found this author s plot format a magical treasure hunt that takes brother and sister to the wonders of Syria s history a great way to get a child caught up in the narrative as each treasure reveals a clue to the next Each site visited is described in brief, which seemed very appropriate for the suggested reading age group Syria s quintessential traditional foods, including dates, pistach A magic carpet tour of Syria s treasures minus the carpet May 12, 2019Format Kindle Edition I found this author s plot format a magical treasure hunt that takes brother and sister to the wonders of Syria s history a great way to get a child caught up in the narrative as each treasure reveals a clue to the next Each site visited is described in brief, which seemed very appropriate for the suggested reading age group Syria s quintessential traditional foods, including dates, pistachios and camel s milk, delight Laila and her bottomless pit brother along the way The story also teaches that teamwork leads to success as the children work together to solve the clues Laila shows a bit of jealousy that her younger br...

  3. Donna says:

    This lovely book, beautifully illustrated by Shadia Kassem, is part of the Beauty Beneath the Rubble series, teaching about what countries had to offer before becoming war zones, their cultures and beauty I think this is a great idea, and the book certainly achieves this aim, taking you on a whistle stop tour of the country and all it has to offer As an adult I enjoyed r...

  4. Mills College Library says:

    Picture A441a 2018

  5. Jessica says:

    The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria is an exciting and lyrical adventure story that showcases beautiful sights in Syria using full color illustrations Shaped like a picture book but divided into sixteen chapters, it has pages of illustrations and pages of text in columns It is published by the Beauty Beneath the Rubble initiative, which aims to change the narrative of countries associated with war and conflict One morning while their parents are out, Laila and Ahmed find their grandfa The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria is an exciting and lyrical adventure story that showcases beautiful sights in Syria using full color illustrations Shaped like a picture book but divided into sixteen chapters, it has pages of illustrations and pages of text in columns It is published by the Beauty Beneath the Rubble initiative, which aims to change the narrative of countries associated with war and conflict One morning while their parents are out, Laila and Ahmed find their grandfather s special book about his travels all over the world Their grandfather was Ibn Battuta yes that one , and his book was, of course, Rihla When they open it to look at the drawings, stories, and maps, they find a note addressed to themselves In it, their grandfather urges them to see the world and offers them a clue to get them started on their journey Before they can decipher the first clue, a strange ...

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