Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers: A Story Inspired by Loujain AlHathloul
By UMA MISHRA-NEWBERY and LINA AL-HATHLOUL
Illustrated by REBECCA GREEN
* Ages: 4-8
* Grade Level: PS-3
* Hardcover: 40 pages
* Pub. Date: Mar. 1, 2022
* Language: English
“Beautiful and powerful and moving. A must-read.” — The Conscious Kid
"Poetic, moving, and empowering.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Successfully makes a real-life issue accessible for the youngest audiences.” — Publishers Weekly
"One of the Most Anticipated Picture Books of 2022" — Mutually Inclusive
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This book is inspirational and wonderfully written. Loujain is a feisty determined little girl who believes she can accomplish anything but being a girl in her country puts limitations on her dreams. She proclaims that ever little girls should have the opportunity to aim for the moon and fly to the sunflowers. She focuses on her goals and determines that nothing is going to deter her from making them happen.
This book will encourage girls ( both young and old worldwide ), to never give up, to set the bar high, and to keep their eyes fixed on the prize.... successfully achieving their dreams. It is about dreaming big, being brave, and overcoming fears and challenges they will face along the way.
The book is based upon the life and experiences of co-author Lina AlHathloul's sister, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Loujain AlHathloul, who championed the campaign to dissolve the ban in Saudi Arabia where women were not allowed to drive. The illustrations are beautiful and the heartfelt story is timeless. I highly recommend this book.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author
Uma Mishra-Newbery and Lina AlHathloul are human rights activists. Lina is the sister of Loujain AlHathloul, the women's rights activist currently imprisoned by the Saudi government. Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers is their debut book
About the Illustrator
Rebecca Green is the illustrator of picture books including
the New York Times best-selling BECOMING A GOOD CREATURE, written by Sy Montgomery and the author/illustrator of
Illustrator site: rebeccagreenillustration.com
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