Release Date: September 15, 2021
About The Book:
Samantha is bored. It is summer and her friends are on vacation. When she sees a lemonade stand, she wants to open one but her father convinces her to sell something different: her mother’s homemade Lebanese cream cheese and cucumber pita sandwiches. But can she convince others that her sandwich treat is just as refreshing and delicious as lemonade? When her friends return from their holidays and offer to help her, along with a very hungry eagle, will customers finally come and buy her sandwiches? Samantha’s Sandwich Stand is an inspiring story about believing in yourself, accepting help from others when something doesn’t succeed at first, and celebrating each other’s differences.
About The Author:
Sonia Saikaley was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada to a big Lebanese family. The daughter of a shopkeeper, she had access to all the treats she wanted. Her first book, The Lebanese Dishwasher, co-won the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. She has two poetry collections Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter and A Samurai’s Pink House. Her novel The Allspice Bath was the 2020 IPPY Gold Medal winner and the 2020 International Book Awards winner for Multicultural Fiction and a finalist in the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and the Humber School for Writers. Many years ago she belly-danced her way across Northern Japan and taught English there, too. She loves eating labneh and cucumber pita sandwiches on hot summer days. https://soniasaikaley.com/
Twitter: @SaikaleySonia – https://twitter.com/saikaleysonia?lang=en
Instagram: @soniasaikaley – https://www.instagram.com/soniasaikaley/
About the Illustrator:
Nathan Caro Fréchette is a queer transgender sequential artist, publisher, and author. He has published over a dozen short stories, both graphic and prose, as well as five novels, three graphic novels, and two works of nonfiction. He has taught creative writing over a decade, and has a degree in Film Studies and another in Sequential Art. He was the founder and director of the French Canadian literary magazine Histoires à Boire Debout, and an editor for the French Canadian graphic novel publisher Premières Lignes.
“A touching story about the power of friendship, perseverance, and a very special little girl who brings people together with her unique offerings. Samantha and her friends will charm their way into your hearts!”- Anita Kushwaha, author of Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters
A lovely, entertaining story of friends and family uniting to support each other. Rich with teachable themes.- Rosanna Battigelli, award-winning teacher and author.
Samantha’s Sandwich Stand is the perfect read for kids looking for something to do. At the same time, it’s an entertaining story that celebrates the variety and joy of our cultural differences. -Carole Giangrande, author of Do I Have To Go To Sleep?
Samantha’s Sandwich Stand rolls home-made food, a supportive family, and diverse friends into a warm tale about a cool solution for a hot day.- Raymond Nakamura, author of Peach Girl
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