Martin Luther King
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things matter.”
"Susan never give up in A Lullaby in the Desert. She was fought alone the whole way despite the circumstances, and this reminds me to keep my head up and stay strong. People like Susan are real, and each of us has the power to be like her or to just give up. The choice is ours. Read this book!"
Why should we read A Lullaby in the Desert?
A Lullaby in the Desert is about compassion, equality, and justice despite fearful odds, and these three qualities are as necessary as oxygen for each of us to live in comfort, happiness, and safety.
Give voice to the helpless
A Lullaby in the Desert tells the story of one woman’s unrelenting journey to find freedom. Born in Iran, Susan is forced to flee in order to escape an arranged marriage, leaving her mother and everything she has known behind. Years later, Susan has settled in Erbil where she must continue to navigate the daily threat of racial prejudice and a violent patriarchal society. Yet even as she struggles to survive, life is further disturbed by the approach of ISIS in 2014. Like many others, Susan is forced to make a life changing decision. Stay in Erbil and let ISIS decide her fate? Or risk everything in search of a freedom she had never known?