You Are The Color by Rick Ebeid


After a frightening expulsion from his homeland, Thaer's world is suddenly filled with a lot of darkness. 

You Are The Color is an evocative story about the Palestinian refugee experience during al-Nakba, or "The Catastrophe," of 1948.

Follow Thaer as he discovers the power of art to transform grief into hope, and find out his secret to seeing color again.

About the Author

Rifk Ebeid is a Palestinian writer and human rights advocate. She currently works as a pediatric speech language pathologist. Ebeid has a JD from George Mason University, an MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University, and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado. She began writing children's books to serve as on ongoing trust that teaches children about Palestinian history and inspires them to be proud of their identity and always fight in the cause of justice. You Are The Color is her second picture book following her successful debut children's book, Baba, What Does My Name Mean? A Journey To Palestine.

Noor Alshalabi is a Jordan-based Palestinian illustrator who started drawing ever since she learned how to hold a pencil. After getting her BA in Visual Arts and Design, she pursued her dream of turning her imagination into reality through children's books. You can always find Noor with a cup of coffee, curled up with a good book, watching movies, playing with her pet bird, spending time with a friend, or going for a hike. Nature is both her source of inspiration and relaxation.

Hajera Khaja is a Canadian writer, editor, and an online creative writing instructor with the Sarah Selecky Writing School. Her short stories have been published in literary magazines and journals, including Joyland, The Humber Literary Review, Pulp Literature, and elsewhere. She was longlisted for the 2019 Writers' Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Hajera lives in Mississauga, Ontario, and is currently working on a short story collection.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rifk Ebeid 
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 38 pages
  • Ages: 4-8