An empowering story of persistence and believing in yourself!
Samar has recently moved to America from Syria, and everything is new. Even the jump rope games at recess are unfamiliar. It doesn't help that Jenna, the class bully, keeps making fun of Samar's accent.
Samar decides to enter the school spelling bee to prove once and for all that she's smarter than everyone thinks! But learning the words turns out harder than she thought. Can Samar be persistent and compete in the school spelling bee?
Recommended For Ages 4 +
Written by Shifa Saltagi Safadi
Book Review by Dania
"Can’t emphasize how much I loved reading this! The story is absolutely inspiring and has a very important message of persistence that is so important for our children to learn. The illustrations are wonderful as well. A must have for every household!"
Book Review by Abdul Saltagi
"In a day and age where Muslims are constantly being attacked, this book is a reminder that we need to stand strong and persevere. This book will help empower your young children to stand up for themselves and be proud of who they are. The illustration is great and the content is even better. 100% necessary book in my opinion."
Book Review by Mohamad S
"This book is a must have. It does a phenomenal job of capturing your emotions from the get-go. As you flip through the pages, you become emotionally invested in Samar’s growth and pursuit of happiness and knowledge. By the end of the book, you are left celebrating as if you are a member of the family. Extremely well written"
Title: Spell it Like Samar
Author: Shifa Saltagi Safadi
Illustrator: Saliha Caliskan
Publisher: Ruqaya's Bookshelf - Canada
Size: 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm
Recommended Age Group: 4 years and above
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2020