UNESCO listed art of Palestinian embroidery, captured in new children’s book by British Palestinian author, Shereen Malherbe.

Press Release

Manchester— Date — UK publisher, Beacon Books announces the publication of, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars; a heart-warming story of identity and belief in one’s self, inspiring children to celebrate their identities and to share them through telling stories. Through its Palestinian character, Noor, this book showcases how clothes can mean something as part of that identity. 

Malherbe is featured on The Open University’s literacy scheme based on academic research, Reading for Pleasure (RfP).

 “RfP website seeks to support a vibrant professional community of teachers, student teachers, librarians, teaching assistants and literacy coordinators.”   

Reading for Pleasure, The Open University.

“I hope this book, about belonging and the universal feeling of belonging in the world,  will inspire children to be themselves and share their own stories,”

Shereen Malherbe

Author Bio

Shereen Malherbe is a British Palestinian author. After spending over a decade living throughout the Middle East, Shereen now resides in England with her husband and four children.

Shereen has been a writer and researcher for various organisations including Muslimah Media Watch, Middle East Eye, Muslim Girl, Sisterhood Magazine and has also appeared on British Muslim TV and Islam Channel discussing the representation of Muslim women, resulting in her classification in the Media Diversified experts directory.

Shereen’s debut novel, Jasmine Falling, has been voted among the Best Books by Muslim Women (Goodreads), and her second novel, The Tower is now an academic set text in a US university. Her short story, The Cypress Tree, was recently published in World Literature Today’s landmark edition, ‘Palestine Voices’.

Contact Info

Beacon Books
Phone: 00 44 (0) 7907 299500



Phone: 0044 (0) 7926617554

Book purchases available from all major bookstores & Amazon worldwide.


Published by Shereen Malherbe

Shereen Malherbe is a writer & author. Her novel, Jasmine Falling has been voted as one of the top 20 Best Books by Muslim women. Her second contemporary fiction novel, The Tower, is now used as academic set text in a US university. Her migrant children's book series, The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon was followed in 2022 with, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars. Her short story, The Cypress Tree has been published in World Literature Today's landmark edition on Palestine Voices. Her latest novel, a Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre, The Land Beneath the Light has been nominated alongside her children's book, for the Palestine Book Awards 2022.

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