by Sumayyah Hussein (Ruqaya's Bookshelf)
Yusuf’s cousin Ahmed is a Syrian refugee. After the death of Ahmed’s father, Yusuf’s parents work hard to bring Ahmed and his mom to Canada. When the paperwork finally goes through and they’re on their way to Toronto, Yusuf is excited! He spends hours making sure everything is perfect for Ahmed’s arrival and plans to teach him all about life in Canada. But when an ice storm hits during Ahmed’s first night and cuts off power for three whole days, Yusuf realises that he’s the one with so much to learn.
An engaging book that will allow children to explore some of the lived experiences of refugees. This book will foster a sense of gratitude for everyday blessings that the reader may take for granted.
100% of the author's profits from this book will be going to the Syrian Canadian Foundation‘s mental health and wellness initiative for Syrian newcomers.
Recommended ages: 8+ years
Format: 70 Pages, paperback