Rest in My Shade – A Poem about Roots
“An exquisite love song to Palestine and all its wonderful long-suffering people, to patience, the joy of fruitful simple living, and the power of holy, resilient trees. May the energy of tending and protecting our ancestral nourishment long endure.”
— Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners
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About the Authors
Nora Lester Murad is a writer, educator, and activist. She co-authored Rest in My Shade: A Poem About Roots, and edited I Found Myself in Palestine: Stories of Love and Renewal From Around the Globe. From a Jewish American family, Nora moved from California to study in the Middle East. She married a Muslim Palestinian, and raised three daughters in the West Bank and in the US. She posts her writing at www.noralestermurad.com.
Danna Masad, originally from Zeita village, was born and raised in Ramallah, Palestine. She is an environmentalist, activist, and architect with a deep love for her land and people. Her inspiration for this story comes from witnessing the deep connection that developed over a lifetime between her grandmother and the olive trees she tended.
Book Size: 8″ x 8″
Imprint: Olive Branch Press
Featuring illustrations by Palestinian artists
Illustrations: full-color illustrations
Release date: Fall 2018
|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 1 cm|