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About the Book: Raised in a refugee camp called Baddawi in northern Lebanon, Ahmad is just one of the many thousands of refugee children born to Palestinians who fled their homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel. His dogged pursuit of education and opportunity echoes the journey of the Palestinian people, as they make the best of their circumstances while remaining steadfast in their determination to one day return to their homeland.
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Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-based Palestinian artist and organizer. She is a recent graduate and majored in theatre arts and Arabic studies at DePaul University. During her time at DePaul, Leila served in her chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), helping to pass the DePaul Divest referendum. She is also a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine steering committee. When not drawing comics, studying Arabic, or working with SJP, Leila enjoys carpentry, painting, breaking things, and making a mess. Her website is www.lalaleila.com and she tweets @lalalaleila.
|Leila Abdelrazaq - map of family's home.|
|Leila Abdelrazaq drew her father being a typical child in the refugee camp.|
|Leila Abdelrazaq uses shadows as a motif.|
|Leila Abdelrazaq wants the book to reflect the Palestinian right of return and not as fulfilling an American dream.|