The Unbreakable Thread
A bittersweet celebration of the everlasting bond between a mother and child through the changing phases of their lives.
The thread between a mother and child starts to unwind when the child begins to walk, talk, and run. It stretches a little more on the first day of school. It swirls and unfurls the further the child gets from Mom’s reach. One thing is constant — that it always remains.
Emily Joof channeled her Gambian upbringing to pen this story, which was inspired by a local tradition of leaving a thread with the child when a parent travels.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Soaring Kite Books|
|Imprint||Soaring Kite Books|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Emily Joof
Emily Joof is an African-diaspora mum with a great love for storytelling. Her writing showcases and celebrates multiculturalism and the West African Diaspora proudly.
Illustrator: Asma Enayeh
Asma Enayeh is a French-Syrian illustrator who grew up in Damascus and lives in Dubai. She’s a passionate surface designer who is inspired by the colors and patterns around her.