Several months ago we wrote about Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian refugee who tweeted J.K. Rowling asking if she could have Harry Potter to read after enjoying the movie. To her delight, she received e-books from Rowling several days later. Now, Alabed is making headlines in the book world again as she sets out to write a memoir.
According to CBS, Alabed is known on Twitter as the “voice of Aleppo” as she tweeted updates on the war happening in Syria, giving her a large online following. As of December 2016, she and her family were evacuated and now live in Turkey. Her memoir Dear World, published by Simon & Schuster, will be her account of living in Syria and her life after escaping the war.
In a statement, Alabed said that she was happy to have the opportunity to share her story, and Aleppo’s story, with the world. “I hope my book will make the world do something for the children and people of Syria and bring peace to children all over the world who are living in war.”
Featured image courtesy of CBS News