I’ll See You in Ijebu

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Author: BUNMI EMENANJO

Category: Children's , Teenage & educational

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781646868445

RRP: $17.99

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A Catholic girl growing up in Lagos, Nigeria takes a trip to visit her Muslim relatives in the countryside town of Ijebu to celebrate Eid al-Adha. A Catholic girl growing up in the bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria takes a trip to spend a week with her Muslim extended family in the countryside town of Ijebu to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Her days in Ijebu are filled with celebrations, traditions and special time connecting with family. Breathtaking illustration and poetic writing draws the reader into the sensory experience of celebrating Eid in Nigeria, while detailed endmatter includes information about Nigeria and Eid al-Adha, recipe for Nigerian puff puff and more. AGES: 4 to 10 AUTHOR: Bunmi Emenanjo is an attorney and entrepreneur. Born in the United States and raised in Nigeria, her childhood and culture inspire her writing. In 2019, she founded Atlas Book Club, a company focused on curating diverse children’s books in an intentional manner. When she is not practicing law or working on Atlas Book Club, Bunmi is reading, travelling, and writing stories that fill the heart and move the spirit. Bunmi lives in Maryland with her husband, her three children, and a devoted Black Russian terrier named Shadow. She is represented by Ellen Goff of HG Literary. Diana Ejaita works as an illustrator and textile designer in Berlin. What sets her illustrations apart is a combination of dramatically contrasting areas of black and white with soft patterns and textures that create images that portray the strength of femininity. Born in Cremona, Italy with Nigerian origins, her aesthetic pays homage to her lineage. SELLING POINTS: . GLOBAL: Offers a glimpse into modern daily life in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, both in the huge city of Lagos and in the countryside. . AUTHENTIC REPRESENTATION: Nigerian American author and Italian Nigerian illustrator have lived experience in Lagos and Ijebu. . MULTI-FAITH FAMILIES: Displays the richness and complexity of multi-faith family life. . SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL: The story of traveling to a family ancestral home for a holiday and the warmth of family traditions will be relatable for many children. . LYRICAL TEXT: Poetic writing draws the reader into the sensory experience of celebrating Eid in Nigeria. . GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS: Brought to life by Nigerian-Italian Illustrator Diana Ejaita, whose distinctive artwork can be seen in The New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, and beyond . ENDNOTES: Includes detailed educational notes about Nigeria and Eid al-Adha, recipe for Nigerian puff puff and more!

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