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Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers

Uma Mishra-Newbery, Lina Al-Hathloul, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)


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A courageous girl follows her dream of learning to fly in this beautifully illustrated story inspired by formerly imprisoned human rights activist Loujain AlHathloul, perfect for Malala’s Magic Pencil fans.

Loujain watches her beloved baba attach his feather wings and fly each morning, but her own dreams of flying face a big obstacle: only boys, not girls, are allowed to fly in her country. Yet despite the taunts of her classmates, she is determined to do it—especially because Loujain loves colors, and only by flying can she see the color-filled field of sunflowers her baba has told her about. Eventually, he agrees to teach her, and Loujain's impossible dream becomes reality—and soon other girls dare to learn to fly.

Based on the experiences of co-author Lina AlHathloul's sister, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Loujain AlHathloul, who led the successful campaign to lift Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, this moving and gorgeously illustrated story reminds us to strive for the changes we want to see—and to never take for granted women's and girls' freedoms.

Praise For Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers

“Beautiful and powerful and moving. A must-read.” — The Conscious Kid

mineditionUS, 9781662650642, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2022

About the Author

Uma Mishra-Newbery and Lina AlHathloul are human rights activists. Lina is the sister of Loujain AlHathloul, the women's rights activist currently imprisoned by the Saudi government. Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers is their debut book.

Rebecca Green is the illustrator of picture books including 
the New York Times best-selling BECOMING A GOOD CREATURE, written by Sy Montgomery and the author/illustrator of
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