When Wings Expand

by Mehded Maryam Sinclair

"A beautiful account of a young girl’s process of coming to terms with her mother’s death."- Review by Altmuslimah.com

She wrapped her arms around me and said, “Nur! I know. I don’t want to go. But all I can do is keep trusting in Allah. Nur, I will always be with you! My love and advice will always be with you to guide you in the right direction.” She patted my heart. “They are forever sealed inside this little place.”

Writing on the pages of her journal, Nur, a devout Muslim teenage girl in Canada, charts the onset and advance of her mother’s cancer. She watches her mother’s body begin to shrink and her mood begin to darken. As family and friends begin to encroach, Nur faces the prospect of her mother’s looming death. She bears the crushing loss and finds her adolescent life more demanding and complex. But with the legacy of her mother’s love, her family’s support, and the guidance of her Islamic faith, she manages to overcome the searing pain and use her newfound strength to bring joy to the lives of others, showing all that after death wings can expand.

Format: Paperback with 224 pages

Recommended ages: 8+ years