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Hayan Charara

Biography

Hayan Charara

Hayan Charara makes his picture book debut with THE THREE LUCYS, which is based on his family’s experiences in Lebanon. He is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, author of three poetry collections and editor of INCLINED TO SPEAK: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry, which garnered glowing reviews. Born in Detroit, Michigan, to immigrant parents, Charara currently lives with his family and a cat in Houston, Texas.

Hayan Charara

Books by Hayan Charara

written by Hayan Charara with illustrations by Sara Kahn - Children's, Children's 7-10, Culture, Family Life, Fiction

Luli likes to sit in the shade of an olive tree with his beloved cats: Lucy the Fat, Lucy the Skinny and Lucy Lucy. But when Luli and his parents go to the city to see his aunt and uncle one weekend, the cats must stay behind at home. But then Luli’s hometown comes under attack and the family must seek refuge at his aunt and uncle’s house. Luli doesn’t understand what is happening and worries about his pets. Who will keep the three Lucys safe? And when will he and his family be able to return home?