Memory Garden (Hardcover)

Memory Garden By Zohreh Ghahremani, Susie Ghahremani (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A lively afternoon together in Nana’s garden is full of laughter, discovery, and connection. In lyrical text that blends past and present, Memory Garden takes us to the places we leave behind but never forget.

Written and illustrated by a loving mother daughter duo, the nostalgic text and vibrant illustrations invite us to enjoy the beauty of Iranian gardens – and culture - in an adventure that will resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

Godwin Books

About the Author

Zohreh Ghahremani is a former children's dentist and professor, award-winning adult fiction author, and renowned voice of the Iranian diaspora who has been featured in media internationally. Her debut novel, Sky of Red Poppies, was a KPBS One Book and her sophomore novel, The Moon Daughter, won a Writer’s Digest Book Award for Best Literary Fiction in 2019. Born in Torbat, Iran, she now lives in Southern California. Memory Garden is her first picture book.

Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator whose work is exhibited and sold internationally. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she is the author-illustrator of STACK THE CATS and BALANCE THE BIRDS. Susie drinks tea while working with her paints, and often worries about mixing up the two.

Praise For…

" . . .This tale deftly invokes the delight of growing something new while preserving old memories and traditions."—Kirkus

This sweet immigration story straddles space and time as the pair’s surroundings bring back specific, vivid memories of the garden Nana once knew in Iran."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"In this gentle tale, stories are like plants that grow in the girl’s imagination, taking root to bloom into cultural pride and intergenerational connection."—Horn Book Magazine

Children and adults will thoroughly enjoy this vivid memoir that weaves past and present in a timeless celebration of family and culture. A recommended, essential purchase." —School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250843036
ISBN-10: 1250843030
Publisher: Godwin Books
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English