Date(s) - 11/07/2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A cutting-edge, innovative children’s book that celebrates the beauty of historic Palestine. Written entirely in rhyme, readers will embark on a fun and light-hearted journey, as seen through the eyes of Saamidah, a young Palestinian refugee who discovers her roots and the important meaning behind her name. This beautifully illustrated book is ideal for pre-school and school-aged children (1st-8th grade), but can be uniquely enjoyed by children of all ages, as well as adults! Parents and teachers will want to include this as a must-have in their children’s library, as it touches upon themes of diversity, cultural identity, self-acceptance, and global awareness. Click Here to Learn More
Rifk Ebeid is the debut author of the must-have children’s book Baba, What Does My Name Mean? She was born and raised in the United States, but is originally Palestinian, hailing from the beautiful cities of al-Khalil (Hebron) and al-Quds (Jerusalem). Rifk has been a lifelong lover of all things Palestine, and first began her advocacy work with an impassioned letter to the editor in the seventh grade. Her happiest memories were the summers she spent in al-Quds with her very big Palestinian family, exploring the land and soaking in every bit of its rich history and resilient people. She lives in Florida, with her husband, family, and three children, who were all named after beloved cities in Palestine.
Rifk 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 has worked extensively in the field of human rights and media advocacy with various human rights organizations in the US, al-Quds, and the UAE. Click Here to Learn More