Why No Goodbye?
Author: Pamela L. Laskin
Publisher: Leapfrog Press LLC
Release Date: February 28, 2021
What happens to a Rohingya boy left behind? A mother escapes Myanmar - with three of her four children. On the cusp of adolescence, the young boy left to fend for himself is filled with rage. He does not know how to read, so why does his mother bother smuggling in these letters? Jubair begins to express this anger in his own letters, as he develops a level of literacy, eventually becoming a reader and writer. Written in letters, "Why No Goodbye?" explores loss, grief, and transcendence.