Karim Shamsi-Basha

Karim Shamsi-Basha

Irene Latham has written many children's books, including Can I Touch Your Hair? co-written with Charles Waters (Rock the Boat, 2019). Irene lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Karim Shamsi-Basha immigrated to the United States in 1984 from Damascus, Syria. His blogs as ‘Arab in Alabama' for the Huffington Post. This is his children's debut. Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning illustrator based in New York. She lives and works with a rescued Chihuahua named Bear.