Bana al-Abed, Girl Whose Tweets Told of Aleppo’s Horrors, Gets Book Deal


A 7-year-old Syrian refugee, whose Twitter posts from the besieged city of Aleppo put a face to the country’s civil war for thousands of followers and turned her into an international celebrity, has been offered a book deal.

“I am happy to announce my book will be published by Simon & Schuster,” the girl, Bana al-Abed, wrote this week on Twitter. “The world must end all the wars now in every part of the world.”

“I am so happy to have this opportunity to tell my story and the story of what has happened in Aleppo to the world,” Bana added in a statement released by the publisher. “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.”

The book, “Dear World,” will be published in the fall. A spokesman for the company would not disclose the financial details of the agreement or reveal if Bana had received an advance. Read more

Source: The New York Times