Samira Surfs

byRukhsanna GuidrozIllustratorFahmida Azim

June 8, 2021|
Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz
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A middle grade novel in verse about Samira, an eleven-year-old Rohingya refugee living in Cox''s Bazar, Bangladesh, who finds peace and empowerment in a local surf club for girls.

Samira thinks of her life as before and after: before the burning and violence in her village in Burma, when she and her best friend would play in the fields, and after, when her family was forced to flee. There''s before the uncertain journey to Bangladesh by river, and after, when the river swallowed her nana and nani whole. And now, months after rebuilding a life in Bangladesh with her mama, baba, and brother, there''s before Samira saw the Bengali surfer girls of Cox''s Bazar, and after, when she decides she''ll become one.

Samira Surfs, written by Rukhsanna Guidroz with illustrations by Fahmida Azim, is a tender novel in verse about a young Rohingya girl''s journey from isolation and persecution to sisterhood, and from fear to power.
Rukhsanna Guidroz is the author of Mina vs. the Monsoon and Leila in Saffron. She studied French at King''s College, London, and political science at the Sorbonne, Paris, before living and working in Hong Kong as a journalist. After becoming a mother, Rukhsanna began her teaching career, working with students from kindergarten to high ...
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Title:Samira Surfs
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.03 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.03 in
Published:June 8, 2021
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781984816191

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