"Our world is changing, our country is changing, and the traditional image of Maine and its people is changing. Stories can help us celebrate our individual experience of difference while developing an appreciation for differences in our neighborhoods, communities, and the world beyond."
—from the preface. Author Nadifo Ayanle is originally from Somalia, but now lives in Maine. Linking her stories and memories of Somalia with the letters of her native alphabet, Ayanle provides an interesting and educational glimpse of her native culture and language. Written in Somali and English, the book includes a CD, pronunciation guide, and tips for teachers. Illustrated by Melissa Girardin. Published by the Maine Humanities Council. 3rd edition Paperback, 40 pages.