MEMORY GARDEN - Picture Book by Zohreh Ghahremani, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani

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MEMORY GARDEN is an intergenerational picture book for readers ages 4 to 8 -- written by Susie's mom: Zohreh Ghahremani, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani.

In it, young readers have the opportunity to learn about

  • immigration & the gardens we grow up in.
  • sharing stories as a way to grow your imagination.
  • getting to know your culture through your senses.

40 pages, Hardcover, 8x10", formally published by Godwin Books / Macmillan.



“After enduring a long stretch of gray winter days, I was thrilled to escape to the green world of this warm picture book, where a young girl and her grandmother are planting flowers together… I particularly love how the bright illustrations blossom across each page, connecting the past to the present.” — Lit Hub
”A moving tale about a young girl connecting with her elder relative among a fantastical garden in hopes of learning about her family’s past. Yes, it’s a children’s book, but adults will likely be moved to tears as well.” – San Diego Union Tribune
“Amber-toned illustrations and lyrical, child-friendly text paint a poetic picture of both the present and the past.” – Kirkus
“A mother-daughter team of Iranian descent contemplate memory in this intergenerational tale. Vibrant illustrations in a green-gold palette—painted in gouache on vellum—include Persian motifs.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“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…Overlayed Persian floral motifs satisfyingly meld with the depictions of the flora in the gardens.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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