Sour Cherries Book Release Event

Exiting News: We will be celebrating our next book release.
Dezh will be reading the story in the original text in English and and the translation in German and Persian at the same time.Followed by Author Signing by him. Look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday May 25th – 11:00 am in Mouse & Bear Books

Dezh is going to be a speaker at the 2024 Preschool Mindfulness Summit hosted by Dr. Helen Maffini the Director of MindBE Education.

It goes live online from April 27-May 2nd!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Dezh is going to be a speaker at the NCTE 2023 in Nov. 2023

Make sure to not miss out on this!

The Carpet & Sour Cherries

Coming 2023 and 2024

In a seven-house auction, Emma Ledbetter at Abrams has bought world rights to The Carpet and Sour Cherries by debut authorĀ Dezh Azaad. Both picture books explore the concept of home from the perspective of an Afghan refugee child: The Carpet is a warm and comforting story about a carpet that connects the family. Sour Cherries is a love letter to the child’s mother and memories of picking and preparing sour cherry delicacies together.

Debut children’s book illustratorĀ Nan Cao will illustrate both titles. Publication is scheduled for Spring 2023 and Spring 2024, respectively; Erzsi Deak at Hen&ink Literary Studio brokered the two-book deal for the author and illustrator.

Read it at Publisher’s Weekly

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