Jameeleh is an Emmy award- winning writer, performer, producer and mother from Chicago. She has been described as “nice”, “funny”, and “tall”. She does not disagree with any of those adjectives and hopes those are the words her son will use to describe her when he is a teenager. She is also the former Executive Director of the Chicago Palestine Film Festival and an avid world traveler. She wrote Laith the Lion because she wanted her son to see his Palestinian heritage represented in a positive light. She believes that everyone has the right to share their story and hopes this book will inspire you to share yours.