Water Lillies for Marawi

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Heidi Emily Eusebio-Abad

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War does not choose its victims. The suffering it brings extends beyond the battlefield or ground zero. Eventually, children get caught in a mess, not of their choosing. This story shows how, sometimes, children have better judgment on how to cope with war. Having lived through war, they can prove to adults that differences in faith, culture or even social status can be bridged by true friendship and understanding.

This Marawi Storybook Series is part of the Gift of Reading Project of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) for the young survivors of the 2017 Marawi conflict. We hope that these stories, which are based on actual experiences of affected residents, will inspire and help heal the wounds of war. We also envision these to serve as instruments of peace and development and to promote greater consciousness on the Maranao identity, culture, and community values.

About the Author

Heidi Emily Eusebio-Abad is an author of children's books and an Associate Professor at the College of Arts and Letters of the University of the Philippines

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English (major in Imaginative Writing) and Master of Education with a focus on Special Education from the University of the Philippines-Diliman

Book Details

  • Format: Paperback, 32 pages
  • Language: English & Maranao
  • ISBN-13: 9789715699522

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