Montréal, Québec, Canada, 26th July 2023 –––– The Levant, a region steeped in history, comes alive through the narratives of “Shaam,” a mesmerizing collection of short stories penned by the talented author Micheline Youssef. This literary gem is set to grace the digital shelves of major platforms in the first week of August.
“Shaam” takes readers on a moving journey through the heart of Damascus, the city that embodies the soul of the Levant. With its rich racial mosaic, ethnicities, and civilizations, the region’s history is interwoven into every captivating tale within the book. Our protagonist, named after the city of Shaam, embarks on an arduous path, representing the voices of countless children around the world.
The book beautifully brings together the struggles and dreams shared by people of various backgrounds, emphasizing the common thread that unites us all – the universal experiences of pain and hope. Amidst the backdrop of wars, destruction, and the pursuit of a better life, Shaam, who is also the protagonist of the story, serves as a poignant reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
Accompanying Shaam on this path is her father, a pillar of strength and unwavering determination, devoted to safeguarding his family amidst the trying times. Shaam’s mother, a beacon of love and warmth, stands by her husband, fostering hope in the face of adversity. The tale also introduces Shaam’s mischievous younger brother, whose indomitable spirit shines brightly despite the challenges he encounters.
Micheline Youssef, the brilliant mind behind “Shaam,” expertly crafts a world of enchantment and empathy for readers between two to fifteen of age. With each story, Youssef’s writing resonates deeply, invoking a profound connection between the reader and the essence of the Levant.
Apart from her literary genius, Micheline Youssef also distributes dolls, gift cards, and accessories, all designed to empower and uplift the children of war. Likewise, Youssef, in an attempt to communicate and spread the message of love and support, has launched a website inviting people worldwide to join their caring community.
Her author’s website is a haven of compassion, inspiration, and empowerment. It teases its audience with glimpses of the heartfelt mission during its pre-launch phase, building anticipation for the grand unveiling.
Now, the website also serves as a platform for fostering a community of love and support. It features interactive elements that encourage engagement, sharing of stories, and connecting with like-minded individuals who believe in the power of compassion.
Mark the calendars for the first week of August as “Shaam” graces the digital bookshelves of renowned platforms, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Books, Apple Books, eBay, Walmart, and Chapters Indigo. The wait for this remarkable collection of short stories is almost over, and readers of all ages and backgrounds are sure to find solace, wisdom, and inspiration within its pages.
Beyond her literary endeavors, Micheline Youssef is the visionary entrepreneur behind “Shaam,” a business that embodies her heartfelt passion for storytelling and culture. Through the upcoming launch of her product “Shaamdoll,” she aims to bring joy and inspiration to the lives of children worldwide. As the founder of Shaam, Youssef’s vision is to foster a world where diversity and unity coexist harmoniously, just like the vibrant narratives within her book.
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