Letters to Ammi (The City Series)
A young girl travels to Delhi, the heart of India, to trace her mother’s voyages through this vast and mesmerizing city. At each destination, Fatima writes a letter to her mom (Ammi) detailing her experiences as well as the feelings they evoke. Her notes contain questions she never asked and the simple musings of a daughter traversing a loved one’s path. At each site, she leaves a beautiful red flower, marking her journey with love and poignance. The last place she visits is her mother’s gravesite. She leaves knowing it’s time to go home and allow her sadness to dissipate.
This is a heartwarming story of courage, determination, loss, and remembrance. By retracing her mother’s footsteps, Fatima learns who Ammi was with a depth she never imagined. She captures her essence and basks in memories of her, though she realizes by the end it’s finally time to say “goodbye.” Children struggling to find closure will take solace in this impactful message and benefit from the contents of the book in its totality. It’s culturally rich and uniquely presented with a gorgeously scripted font and fascinating illustrations. The intended audience is youth ages eight to twelve.
|Author||Aftab Yusuf Shaikh|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Karadi Tales Picturebooks|
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