The Unbreakable Thread

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Soaring Kite Books
Imprint Soaring Kite Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-10-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013060, JUV039020, JUV039050
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 570
Features Activities, Original artwork, and eSource

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.