Two sunbirds and a flower

Sunbird: for young refugees from Iran and Afghanistan

After the success of our first (and ongoing) project for Ukrainian refugee kids, we are proud to announce our second book project, "Sunbird", books for Iranian and Afghan refugee children living in Europe. This project is named after the dazzling sunbird, which makes its home in both Iran and Afghanistan. Our aim is to publish 5-10 books in Persian/Dari, specially for these children. We still have plenty of work to do, but thanks to the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University (ACKU), the Dutch-Afghan foundation KEIHAN, the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature (Iran) and a growing group of enthusiastic readers and specialists, we expect to be able to provide these books in the coming months.

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The first 5 books have been officially chosen for the Sunbird project. Here they are, and more details are on the way...

Two Interesting Stories
دو داستان خواندنی برای اطفال دوست داشتنی (Two Stories for Lovely Children)

Two little stories for children to read, or for their lovely parents to read to them. ❤️

My Special Blanket
پتوی پشمی من (My Special Blanket)

"My mother loves me very much. I love my mother, too. And I love my blanket."

Who is Our Friend?
دوست ما کیست؟ (Who is Our Friend?)

Do our friends have to be exactly like us? Can we be different? This book tells us more.

Sun's Daughter and Black Demon
دختر آفتاب و دیو سیاه (The Sun's Daughter and the Black Demon)

For centuries, a land has been ravaged by a demon who blocks the sunlight with his huge hands. Then, one day, the demon meets the sun's daughter.

A Gift From Our Ancestors
تحفه‌ای از نیاکان ما (A Gift From Our Ancestors)

The story of a boy and a girl, Sohrab and Golali, and an ancient clay bowl with mysterious writing. A book for history lovers.

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