Library Adventures Live! Week 14 Challenge
This week on Library Adventures Live, we joined Nadine Kaadan, award-winning author and illustrator. Nadine read from her book ‘Tomorrow’ in both Arabic and English.
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Nadine is deeply inspired by her hometown of Damascus in Syria. The illustrations in her books express the beauty of Syria’s capital, breaking the stereotypes that surround Syria and celebrate the country’s rich culture and heritage.
We loved to see Nadine’s favourite parts of Damascus in the session, what did you think? There were beautiful fountains and buildings, and plenty of friendly cats.
Although Nadine’s book ‘Tomorrow’ is about the war in Syria, the experiences, and emotions of the main character and very similar to how children may have felt in lockdown.
He felt lonely and isolated, he didn’t understand why he couldn’t see his friends, or play in the park.
It’s often through stories that we understand our own feelings and emotions. Libby has lots of eBooks available to read, and they’re all free! See if there is anything your little ones might enjoy.
Draw your dream park.
Let your imaginations run wild! Draw an amazing park, somewhere you would never get bored and could have the best day ever…
It could have a rollercoaster, or a zoo. Maybe it’s in a forest where you can swing from the trees!
Once you have drawn your DREAM PARK! Send a photo into LAL@kirklees.gov.uk with your name and age. We’d like to include it on our website so let us know if this is okay too.
The most imaginative and fun-looking park will win one of Nadine Kaadan’s amazing books!
Remember, the worst drawing you can make is blank page – believe in yourself and have fun… Good luck!