Trapped in war-torn Aleppo, Bana al-Abed gained the world’s attention as she tweeted about life under siege. As the bombs fell around her, 7 year old Bana shared her life’s dreams of escaping. “I want to be a teacher and author,” she tweeted in October. “I want to write a book.”
Now she will have that chance. After having been safely evacuated with her family to Turkey in December, Bana announced this week that she will be writing a memoir about her life under siege.
I am happy to announce my book will be published by Simon & schuster. The world must end all the wars now in every part of the world. pic.twitter.com/OPJ1tpl5MI
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) April 12, 2017
In a statement released by the publisher, Bana shared her excitement, “I am so happy to have this opportunity to tell my story and the story of what has happened in Aleppo to the world,” she said. “I hope my book will make the world do something for the children and people of Syria and bring peace to children all over the world who are living in war.”
Titled, “Dear World”, Bana’s book will be published later this year by Simon & Schuster. A separate edition will also be published for younger readers by Salaam Reads.