Azmia is a young girl living in a war-torn country. When terrorists close down her elementary school, she is devastated that she can no longer continue her education. Luckily, some unlikely heroes come up with a plan to save the day. One is a powerful story that will educate children while inspiring them to do what they can to make a difference. The story is entertaining and universal lessons that will benefit kids of all ages, such as working together and using our individual strengths for the greater good. The story is creative and unique, and could be used as a teaching tool for schools and teachers. One teaches children the importance of education and encourages them to never give up hope because even someone (or something) very small can make a BIG difference!
Alliana wrote this book based on the quote from Malala Yousafzai that "One child, one teacher, one book,
Alliana is excited to announce that she is publishing her first book!
At age 10, Alliana decided to expand her fundraising goal to raise enough money to build a school an area of need. In order to raise enough funds, she decided to expand beyond making cards. Alliana came up with an idea for a book and began sketching out some of the characters. Over the course of many months the characters and ideas began to form. But it was the inspiration from her fifth grade teacher that really propelled the idea forward.
Alliana's teacher felt it was important for her students to learn about literature, and began reading books to them daily. She then encouraged the students to write their own books. With her idea already formed, this encouragement from her teacher was exactly what Alliana needed to propel her forward. After writing and illustrating the book
Hey Everyone! I just got back from a really inspiring weekend at this years MEDA conference. I was once again able to do a short presentation there and sell my art cards. This year I was also able to sell pre-orders of my book! I love MEDA and I'm always honored to be asked to present there, but one of the best things is all the people I meet and all that I learn when I am there. I always get to listen to some really inspiring speakers. Here are a few of the things that really stood out to me this year:
I got to hear the amazing story of Peace by Chocolate. Peace by Chocolate was founded by a family who owned a chocolate factory in Syria but had to flee the country when the war broke out because their factory was bombed. For a while they lived in a refugee camp in Lebanon but then they came to