Rani, wearing her beloved seashell necklace, enjoys going to school and playing with her little sister, Asma. But her family falls into hard times and she must leave school to support them. Though she is upset at first, a chance meeting at a refugee camp helps Rani to understand the true meaning of family and friendship. This story is part of The Asia Foundation’s Gom Acho Collection.
Product Description: Children's illustrated picture book in Bengali
Author: Raya Rahman & Shazia Omar
Illustrator: Sayeef Mahmud
For ages: 4 to 8 years
About the Authors: Shazia Omar is a writer, activist and yogini. She has written two novels, "Like a Diamond in the Sky" and "Dark Diamond" and a mind, body, spirit book "Intentional Smile: A Girl's Guide to Positive Living". She writes a column for The Daily Star Magazine in Bangladesh called Kundalini Rising.
Raya Rahman is the founder and editor of a children's bilingual picture book company called Guba Publishing. She works in partnership with cause driven non-profit organizations to publish diverse and multicultural children's stories and learning resources.
About the Illustrator: Sayeef Mahmud is an illustrator by day and animator by night based in Dhaka. Most of his work focuses on the surrounding that he belongs to with the mix of science fiction and fantasy. Urban space drawings have been a big part of his work for the past 5 years. Wants to work hard enough till he can afford to be a full-time farmer for the rest of his time.