An immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively adapted-for-audio picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCamping

Fatima Khazi is excited for the weekend. Her family is headed to a local state park for their first camping trip! The school week might not have gone as planned, but outdoors, Fatima can achieve anything. She sets up a tent with her father, builds a fire with her mother, and survives an eight-legged mutant spider (a daddy longlegs with an impressive shadow) with her sister. At the end of an adventurous day, the family snuggles inside one big tent, serenaded by the sounds of the forest. The thought of leaving the magic of the outdoors tugs at Fatima's heart, but her sister reminds her that they can keep the memory alive through stories--and they can always daydream about what their next camping trip will look like.

Ambreen Tariq's picture book debut, adapted for audio, is a rollicking family adventure, a love letter to the outdoors, and a reminder that public land belongs to all of us.
Praise for FATIMA'S GREAT OUTDOORS by Ambreen Tariq and Stevie Lewis:

"Author Tariq founded @BrownPeopleCamping to help diversify outdoor spaces, and through Lewis' rich, detailed illustrations, this book celebrates Indian culture while depicting the beauty and fun of being in the wilderness."

"An authentic, affectionate portrait of how outdoor spaces can offer a saving grace and a sense of belonging."
Publishers Weekly

"This is a gentle and joyful story about a young girl having to adapt to a whole new life, and learning that everyone has their strengths, even herself."
School Library Connection

"Most collections will benefit from this multilayered work of joy and validation."
—Ariana Sani Hussain, The Blake School, Wayzata, MN, for School Library Journal