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Hala Tahboub

Hala Tahboub was born in Jordan and now lives in Montreal. Tahboub was an architect and interior designer before shifting careers to become an illustrator and author of children’s books.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Kevin Goes First

New York: Clarion Books, 2023.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

When Kevin and his friends find a mysterious ladder, it sparks a big debate over what it might lead to . . . and who should go first.

When eager Kevin starts climbing before a decision is agreed upon, he discovers a BIG surprise that might be better shared with friends.


Hala Tahboub personal website

Publisher Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins