Mimi and Her Busy Mum (English, Hardback, George Englebretsen)
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Fatima Sharafeddine was born in 1966 in Beirut, Lebanon, and spent the first six years of her childhood in Sierra Leone. Over the last six years, she has written and published over 35 books, mainly for children under 12 years old, and has translated several others from English and French into Arabic. In March 2007, she won the National Committee of the Lebanese Child's best book award for Mountain Rooster, and in February 2009 There is War in my City was included on the honour list of the Anna Lindh Foundation.She won the Beirut Book Fair Award in 2010 for Faten, her first book for young adults. Fatima is an active member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Brussels branch, where she participates in several workshops a year, as well as organizing bi-monthly critique group meetings. She participates in various reading activities in Lebanon, such as Reading Week (in spring) and the Book Festival (in summer), where she gets a chance to visit remote villages in Lebanon and read to the children in schools and public libraries. She has recently started to give workshops, in various Arab capitals, for writers who want to focus on children's literature.