A Syrian boy, Kareem, is inspired to secretly tag messages of freedom around his city—words of protest in graffiti. His U.S. his cousin Samira has been trying to make her own mark, with her artistic ability attracting the attention of a popular kid at school. When Kareem is sent to live with Sam’s family, their worlds collide.

Join the author of this middle-grade book, Tagging Freedom, for a reading. Then, take part in art activity with The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative!

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