Adem brings up the question: "How come no one else at school eats burek mama?" His mom, a refugee immigrant to the United States, takes him on a magical adventure and tells him about the beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She tells him what made her leave Bosnia and how she came to the United States as a young child herself. Through the story, she shares with him some vital information and helps him answer why his family knows about burek.
This story is designed to educate young readers and their parents about the Bosnian-American story. The pages will take the readers on a connection and emotional regulation journey. It is a beautiful story to include in diversifying the bookshelf and including refugee immigrants into the familiar American story.
A psychotherapist wrote the book intending to connect Bosnian-American children to their history and educate others about the important stories we do not hear about often.
About the Author
Ms. Selma Bacevac is the author of "Adem and The Magic Fenjer" and lives in the State of Florida. For over ten years, she has helped thousands of parents heal from trauma and connect with their children through their shared experiences. Ms. Bacevac has written the aforementioned book with the intention of connecting Bosnian-American children to their history and culture. Sometimes, the important stories that are shared from person-to-person are what breed a greater understanding and dispel feelings of loneliness. It is Ms. Bacevac's mission to help people with their personal struggles and the difficulties they face in their relationships.
Selma loves to read and spend time with her family. The outdoors is her space for reflection, healing, and re-energizing. Neira Pekmez is a first-generation immigrant from Bosnia with a great love for children's books, yoga, and traveling. She is a freelance illustrator and currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two fur babies.