Alexis York Lumbard
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About Alexis York Lumbard
Alexis York Lumbard aka Rabiah York Lumbard is an American Muslim children’s book writer whose debut picture book, The Conference of the Birds with illustrations by renowned artist Demi (Wisdom Tales Press, Sept. 2012), is a contemporary retelling of the classic Islamic work by the 13th century poet Farid ad-Din Attar. She has several other titles with Wisdom Tales including Everyone Prays: Celebrating Faith Around the World, Pine & the Winter Sparrow, and When the Animals Saved Earth--winner of the 2015 Middle East Book Award. She has an upcoming Spring 2019 picture books with Albert Whitman titled The Gift of Ramadan and a YA conspiracy thriller, No True Believers, with Crown (Spring 2020) . She currently lives in the Doha with her husband and three daughters. An active member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Alexis regularly visits schools, mosques and libraries to share her passion of books, storytelling and the various places she calls home (Qatar, Washington DC and Nashville, TN). Favorite pastimes include rescuing Arabian Maus and kayaking in the Arabian Gulf. She is currently pursing an MFA program in Creative Writing at Spalding University.
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With an appendix to help answer questions children might have, Everyone Prays offers young hearts and minds a chance to learn that although people from other places and cultures may seem different, we all share the diverse world of faith and prayer. And what a bright and beautiful world it is!
This multicultural environmental tale is inspired by a 1,000 year old animal fable from 10th century Muslim Iraq, which was originally translated by a Jewish rabbi at the command of a Christian king in the 14th century.
Through Angels, readers can experience a world of gentle wonder, beauty, and comfort that makes this a perfect bedtime story. “Angels, angels, always near, protecting you, my special dear!”