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Global Read Webinar Series: Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan
March 11, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Middle East Outreach Council on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern Time for a webinar with award-winning author, Danny Ramadan.
This program will feature 2020 Picture Book Award Winner: SALMA THE SYRIAN CHEF by Danny Ramadan, illustrated by Anna Bron (Annick Press, 2020). Salma and her mother have recently arrived in Vancouver and all Salma wants to do is make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up! The staff and other newcomers at the Welcome Center are happy to help out. Syrian culture is beautifully represented through the meal Salma prepares and the diverse cast of characters speaks to the power of cultivating community in challenging circumstances. In this webinar, Danny Ramadan will first speak about his book, followed by a conversation on Syrian food and culture. Accessible for readers ages 4-7/ Pre-K-2nd grade.
The Global Read annual series features a conversation with the author and moderator of the latest award winning titles recognized by the Américas Award, the Children’s Africana Book Award, the Freeman East & Southeast Asia Book Awards, the Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award. Registration is open: https://internationalizingsocialstudies.blog/.
The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is a member of the Middle East Outreach Council.