Sami's Special Gift : An Eid al-Adha Story M. O. Yuksel, Hüseyin Sönmezay (Illustrated by)

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It's Eid al-Adha, and Sami wants to celebrate. But this year is different after his grandfather's passing. A touching picture book about kindness towards others.

Sami worries that the Eid al-Adha carnival won't be as fun without Dede (his grandfather), who died recently. Sami's grandmother sends him one of Dede's ties, and Sami vows to never take it off. When the family stops at the homeless shelter to share food, Sami meets a boy. Sami gives his tie to him because that's what Dede would've done. The gift of giving and putting yourself in someone else's shoes shines through in this engaging, poignant holiday story.

About the Author: M. O. Yuksel was born in Türkiye and raised in New York. She worked in the education field for over twenty years as an administrator, manager, and teacher. She writes award-winning books for young readers, including the highly acclaimed nonfiction picture books In My Mosque and One Wish. She lives in New Jersey.

About the Illustrator: Hüseyin Sönmezay is a freelance illustrator. He was born in Bulgaria and moved to Türkiye when he was young. He attended vocational school with a concentration in graphic design. He has worked with local and international agencies and publishers and has illustrated more than forty picture books as well as various magazine illustrations. He currently lives in Izmir with his wife and two daughters, and this is his first book in the United States.

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