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Vancouver Author: Kurdi and Alan

vancouver author: Alan was 27 months when he drowned with his mother, Rehanna, and older brother, Ghalib, while crossing in a rickety dinghy to safe haven on the Greek island of Gos, four km away; father and husband Abdullah was the sole survivor, according to Toronto Star. This heartfelt memoir takes us deep into the large Kurdi family, before and since Alan's death. The Boy on the Beach, Tima Kurdi The Vancouver author is the aunt of Alan Kurdi, the toddler whose body was photographed on a Turkish shore and became a flashpoint in the effort to help millions of dislocated Syrians. Article Continued Below The Map of Salt and Stars, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar In their home in Manhattan, Baba captivated his daughter, Nour, with the story of Rawiya, a girl in the 12th century who disguised herself as a boy and became an apprentice to the Muslim mapmaker il-Idrisi; together, they charted the length and breadth of the ancient world. But life in Homs soon turns deadly and they must pull up stakes and relocate once more. When her father dies in 2011, Nour, her mother and sister return to their Syrian homeland. ( As reported in the news.