We are excited to share the cover reveal for SO LOUD! by Sahar Golshan, Illustrated by Shiva Delsooz set to be released by Annick Press on March 19 2024!

A fun and touching debut that explores the power of finding your voice.

Rudābeh (Rudy for short) loves to talk, sing, jump and shout. There’s just one problem: the adults in her life are always telling her that she is SO LOUD. When her grandmother (Māmān Bozorg) visits from Iran for the first time, Rudy worries that she might be too loud for her. But as she tries to be quieter, Rudy starts to feel less and less like herself. Listening closely to the many sounds in her world—from husky howls and streetcar chimes to Māmān Bozorg’s roaring sneezes—Rudy tries to figure out the full range of her own voice, discovering along the way the joy in being loud.

With exuberant illustrations by Shiva Delsooz, this charming story will resonate with readers who love to make noise and are still learning where and when to take up space.

Sahar Golshan is a writer, language learner, and the director of the short documentary KAR. Her work has appeared in Room, Taclanese, The Puritan, Shameless, and Tongues: On Longing and Belonging through Language. She is the 2022 winner of the Marina Nemat Award for Creative Non-Fiction and a recipient of the 2019 Air Canada Short Film Award. Sahar is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph and a former participant in the Diaspora Dialogues Long Form Mentorship program. She likes asking questions.

Sahar is represented by Amy Tompkins.

If you want to pre-order a copy of this charming book, click here: https://www.annickpress.com/Books/S/So-Loud