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Published originally February and April 2023, new publication date, October 4th, 2023.

By Daniel Castro & Ureed Zaidi

For ages (12 +)

Introducing the enchanting 2-in-1 combo book featuring "Damaris In Ohio" by Daniel Castro and "The Short Kid From Pakistan" by Ureed Zaidi. This captivating collection takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the experiences of two courageous young protagonists, each facing unique challenges in their lives.

In "Damaris In Ohio," readers follow the gripping tale of a brave child who embarks on a new chapter of his life, moving to the state of Ohio. However, this vibrant new beginning is dampened by the unwelcome presence of racism. Through the eyes of our protagonist, we witness his struggle to navigate this harsh reality while simultaneously cherishing the unwavering support of their loving family, specifically his father. This poignant story emphasizes the strength of family bonds and the resilience possessed by those who face adversity.

Meanwhile, in "The Short Kid From Pakistan," readers delve into the life of a remarkable young boy as he recounts his life during therapy sessions. Opening up about his origin and early years spent in beautiful nation Pakistan, our protagonist reflects on the challenges he faced upon relocating to America due to the Taliban, and adapting to an entirely new lifestyle. Through this captivating narrative, readers witness the young protagonist's journey of self-realization, as he rises above prejudiced opinions and fights for acceptance.

Combined, these two remarkable stories provide an insightful exploration of the trials and triumphs faced by the young protagonists in the face of racism and ignorance. With themes of resilience, family, and the power of self-acceptance, this 2-in-1 combo book offers a compelling read for both young readers and those young at heart. Prepare to be inspired by the unwavering spirit of these remarkable characters as they navigate the complexities of their lives and forge their path toward a brighter future.

255 Pages

Print Book: A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

Black & White


Damaris In Ohio & The Short Kid From Pakistan

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