A Rose In The Desert was inspired by the author’s own family and travels. Born to two Nigerian teachers, author Chi Emerole lived in a small village she and her siblings, fondly called “Ogele City” before moving to the United States. “Going back to school can be very scary for children. Even scarier for those starting school,” explains Chi Emerole, who is also a pediatrician and a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. “Like the story’s main character, Rose, the book can help inspire children to make the best out of their first day at (or back to) school. Rose teaches children that there is always a bright side to every situation – no matter how foreign it may seem!”
ABOUT THE BOOK: A Rose In the Desert is the story of a young girl who awakens on her seventh birthday on the Tibesti Mountains of Chad in a refugee camp. Rose is determined to have a beautiful birthday. She sets about her day with a positive and joyous attitude. Rose spends a lively day at school learning about the planets and the pyramids of Egypt. After school, Rose and her three best friends, The Fearless Foursome, visit The Cave of Dreams to play music, dance and laugh the afternoon away. Later, Rose receives some surprises, which remind her that life is full of wonderful things, and good friends and loving families are the most wonderful of all.
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