Live reading of a children’s book on Syria in Orange County this weekend

Nushin Alloo, author of children’s book The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria, will make an appearance at a live community storytelling event this Saturday, February 23rd in Lake Forest, CA. The participatory storytelling live event is hosted by the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE and Activate Labs to share and engage with resilient immigrant community stories.

Nushin, who lived several years in Syria, was inspired to write her children’s book after the start of the Syrian civil war while working with the country’s displaced refugees in Jordan and Greece. She is also the daughter of a refugee. 

The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria follows the colorful journey of two children through the landmarks and cities of pre-war Syria. It is the first book in an ongoing series that will highlight the rich heritage and unique people of countries facing war and conflict, while providing an informative and historical view of the country that can benefit adults and children alike. 

WHAT: Book reading of ‘The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria’ at  Suspended Identities: Storytelling Performance.

WHO: Nushin Alloo, the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, Activate Labs.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

WHERE: Patch Coffee, 29100 Portola Pkwy., Lake Forest, CA 92630.

For more information about the book, visit

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