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When Saamidah, a young Palestinian refugee, is asked by her friends what her name means, she isn't quite sure what to say. She turns to her baba for some answers - but what she gets is an adventure beyond her wildest dreams. Join Saamidah on a lyrical journey, with dazzling illustrations, that brings to life her beloved homeland and celebrates the richness of her cultural heritage and the determination to return.

Rifk Ebeid is a Palestinian writer and human rights advocate. She currently works as a pediatric speech language pathologist. Ebeid has a JD from George Mason University, an MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University, and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado.She began writing children's books to serve as on ongoing trust that teaches children about Palestinian history and inspires them to be proud of their identity and always fight in the cause of justice. Baba, What Does My Name Mean? A Journey To Palestine is her debut picture books, most recently followed by You Are the Color, a children's picture book about al-Nakba.

Lamaa Jawhari is a 2D animator/illustrator. Originally Palestinian, but born and raised in Jordan, she studied animation and worked there for more than 10 years. She now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband and baby.Lamaa works as a freelance artist doing animation and children's books. She did a small animated part with "Just Like You Films," and has worked with some of the leading companies in the MENA region such as "Little Thinking Minds" and "Kharabeesh."


  • Publisher: Rifk Ebeid
  • Publish Date: March 20, 2020
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 11.0 X 8.5 X 0.25 inches | 0.89 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9798985992632
  • BISAC Categories: Historical - Middle East - People & Places - Middle East - Social Themes - Activism & Social Justice
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