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A special story written and illustrated by Palestinian artist Malak Mattar. It recounts her life story and how she started painting as a response to the war on Gaza in 2014. Malak was only 13, living with her parents and enjoying visits to her grandma’s house to eat ‘Makloube’, a traditional Palestinian meal. She once asked her grandma ‘why can’t your bird fly?’ ‘because the birds are in a cage. Just like us’. This reality did not stop Malak Mattar from becoming the internationally recognized artist she is today. Her artwork focuses on Palestinian women and the struggles they face and is featured in galleries around the world. Bilingual English/Arabic. Suitable for ages 4+.