A truly lovely story, so beautifully written by two former teaching colleagues in Ethiopia, THE GABI THAT GIRMA WORE is a celebration of the beautiful handiwork and and family and community legacy that connects us to each other and to ourselves. I’m so ready for this book. It’s going to be absolutely gorgeous!
Margaret Raymo at Little, Brown has bought world rights to The Gabi That Girma Wore by Sara Ackerman (l.) and Fasika Adefris (c.), illustrated by Netsanet Tesfay (r.). This picture book tells the story of how the gabi, a traditional Ethiopian blanket, is made in a celebration of weaving, community and culture. Publication is slated for winter 2024; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the authors, and the artist represented herself.
Congratulations, Sara and Fasika!