Lana Makes Purple Pizza: A Palestinian Food Tale (Hardcover)

Lana Makes Purple Pizza: A Palestinian Food Tale By Amanda Najib, Loren Bassey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amanda Najib, Loren Bassey (Illustrator)
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Description


Dive into "Lana Makes Purple Pizza - A Palestinian Food Tale," a heartwarming story for children and adults that blends cooking, culture, and the colorful tradition of making Msakhan, lovingly dubbed 'purple pizza.' Join Lana, a spirited young girl, as she embarks on a culinary journey with her mother, discovering not just the art of creating this traditional dish but also exploring the rich tapestry of Palestinian heritage.


Through vibrant storytelling, this book offers young readers a window into the importance of preserving one's identity. It's not just a story; it's an invitation to explore Palestinian history and understand the deep-rooted connection between culture and cuisine.


Why Read "Lana Makes Purple Pizza"?

  • Discover and Learn: Perfect for children curious about the world, eager to learn about different cultures and the universal language of food.
  • Educational Value: Offers insights into Palestinian culture, cooking, and history making it a great addition to any home or school library focused on cultural diversity.
  • Engaging Storytelling: A tale that weaves together family, tradition, and the joys of cooking, encouraging children to appreciate the stories and histories behind their food.


Don't miss this opportunity to introduce your child to the wonders of Palestinian cuisine and the warmth of its traditions. Grab your copy today and join Lana in celebrating the power of food to bring people together and tell the stories of who we are.


Target Audience:

  • Age Range: Children aged 2-12 years old.
  • Parents and Educators: Ideal for parents and educators seeking to introduce children to cultural diversity, the importance of traditions, and Palestinian history and identity.


Educational Value:

  • Cultural Awareness: Introduces young readers to Palestinian culture through the universally relatable activity of cooking, promoting understanding and appreciation of different cultural traditions.
  • Heritage and Identity: Through the story of Lana and her family, children learn about the importance of preserving one's cultural identity and the role of traditions in maintaining this connection.
  • Storytelling and Imagination: The book uses storytelling to teach children about Palestine's history, sparking curiosity and imagination about people, places, and cuisines beyond their immediate experience and at such a pivotal time.
  • Culinary Skills: Encourages children to explore cooking, highlighting the joy and creativity in preparing meals and the significance of food as a means of storytelling.


Praise:

"Lana Makes Purple Pizza" is a much-needed celebration of Palestinian identity and culture for children. With each turn of the page, readers are immersed in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Palestinian life as Lana goes through the process of cooking the traditional Musakhan dish with her Mama. As she tastes the product of her hard work in the kitchen, Lana thinks about her family's story of exile, passed down through generations, and reflects on the beauty and resilience of her people. Najib's captivating story will inspire readers of all ages to cherish their own heritage and embrace the bonds of family." - Aya Ghanameh, author and illustrator of These Olive Trees



Product Details
ISBN: 9798218377755
Publisher: NB Publishing
Publication Date: May 1st, 2024
Pages: 42
Language: English