Silent Music: A Story of Bagdad by James Rumford

Ali wants to be a master calligrapher like Yukat, a famous calligrapher who went to a high tower to practice when the Mongols attacked Iraq. As bombs fall upon Iraq once again, Ali like Yukat uses calligraphy to escape the horror of war. Readers experience how Ali feels when the word WAR flows from his pen but the word PEACE struggles to get on the page. A compelling and heatbreaking look into the life of a child of war.