My House by the Tall Palm Tree
About the Book
On an uneven dirt road, a child rides home, guided by the tall palm tree by his house. In Bangladesh, it is the boy’s beacon of happiness and safety. Everyone in the land admires the palm tree. Its sugary sap is a delightful nighttime treat for animals, and it gives the gift of shade.
My House by the Tall Palm Tree will help American parents of Bangladeshi descent connect their children with their heritage through words and pictures. The vivid illustrations depict the different lifestyles in America and in Bangladesh.
It’s time to come home, even just in the imagination, to the house by the big palm tree.
About the Author
Sumi Sarkar migrated from Dhaka, Bangladesh in the early 1990s to New York City. She grew up in Sunnyside, Queens, and graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She loves nature and traveling.