I'll See You in Ijebu
A Catholic girl growing up in the bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria takes a trip to spend a week with her Muslim extended family in the countryside town of Ijebu to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Her days in Ijebu are filled with celebrations, traditions and special time connecting with family. Breathtaking illustration and poetic writing draws the reader into the sensory experience of celebrating Eid in Nigeria, while detailed endmatter includes information about Nigeria and Eid al-Adha, recipe for Nigerian puff puff and more.
Key Selling Points:
- GLOBAL: Offers a glimpse into modern daily life in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, both in the huge city of Lagos and in the countryside.
- AUTHENTIC REPRESENTATION: Nigerian American author and Italian Nigerian illustrator have lived experience in Lagos and Ijebu.
- MULTI-FAITH FAMILIES: Displays the richness and complexity of multi-faith family life.
- SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL: The story of traveling to a family ancestral home for a holiday – and the warmth of family traditions – will be relatable for many children.
- LYRICAL TEXT: Poetic writing draws the reader into the sensory experience of celebrating Eid in Nigeria.
- GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS: Brought to life by Nigerian-Italian Illustrator Diana Ejaita, whose distinctive artwork can be seen in The New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, and beyond.
- ENDNOTES: Includes detailed educational notes about Nigeria and Eid al-Adha, recipe for Nigerian puff puff and more!