Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs. This gentle, moving story from first-time author Reem Faruqi comes to life in Lea Lyon’s vibrant illustrations. Lyon uses decorative arabesque borders on intermittent spreads to contrast the ordered patterns of Islamic observances with the unbounded rhythms of American school days.
Lea Lyon has illustrated six award-winning picture books, including Say Something and Playing War. Lea is the illustrator coordinator for the SCBWI San Francisco/South region. Ready to Fly is her first published picture book as an author. Visit her at www.lealyon.com.