Salma Makes a Home

A 2023 NYPL Best Book for Kids!

Charming, creative Salma takes on big feelings with even bigger ideas as she navigates life in a new country, Syrian identity, family changes and new friendships in this engaging and heartfelt early chapter book series.

After a year, eleven months, and six days apart, Salma’s dad is finally joining her family in their new home. Salma is so happy to see her baba–but she’s also worried. What if he misses Syria so much that he leaves them again? She throws herself into showing him around the city and helping him learn English, but as Baba shares memories of Damascus Salma starts to realize how much she misses Syria, too. Can Salma make space in her heart for two homes? And can Baba?

across the world was Salma’s first big adventure. Now you can join her
on even more adventures in her new home—from cooking Syrian food, to
becoming a big sister, and more!


“[A] lyrical, layered, and deftly told story. A forthright, tender perspective on childhood immigration.”


  • Windows & Mirrors List, NEIBA 2023, Joint winner
  • New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 2023, Joint winner
  • Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Childrenu2019s Book Centre 2023, Joint winner
  • Best Bets, Top Ten, OLA 2023, Winner
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    120 Pages
    7.50in * 6.00in * .40in


    May 09, 2023


    Annick Press



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