When Za’tar Met Zeit


One day Za’atar heard the birds whispering and talking about something extraordinary. As he got closer he heard his name mentioned with someone else called Zeit. Who is this Zeit? Can we meet? What will happen when Za’atar meets Zeit, are they going to like each other? Are they going to become best friends? Let’s find out!




By Wafa Shami, illustrated by Shaima’ Farouki

This children’s book is such a great read! Super cute characters and such a fun story! My daughters and I simply love it! Anyone having grown up eating Zeit and Zaatar will definitely connect with this book in a sentimental way!” –OMJ


About the author

Wafa Shami was born and raised in Ramallah, Palestine. She Moved to the U.S. pursuing higher education and graduated with a Master’s degree in International Studies. Since moving to the U.S. Wafa has maintained her engagement in Middle Eastern issues as a volunteer. She was inspired to write children storybooks that are from her own childhood after her son was born. Her first story Easter in Ramallah was published earlier this year. In addition, to being busy raising her son, who is currently 5 years old, Wafa has a passion for cooking and has a food blog, in which she is sharing her family’s recipes. Wafa currently lives in California. Visit her blog at www.palestineinadish.com and follow her on social media @palestineinadish for delicious recipes.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Book info

Paperback, 36 pages
Published January 25th 2019 by R. R. Bowker
ISBN 0960014705