The poor brand
For students from 13 years and above
Mrs. Salwa Mahmoud lived an unusual life; its broad title was bearing extreme poverty in spite of her talent, experience and excellence in designing and sewing women fashion clothes for long years to the benefit of the chain stores that belonged to the greedy merchant Ibn Jailan.
This is the story of Mrs. Salwa Mahmoud, the women fashion and feminine handicrafts designer, who presented a bright picture of perseverance and patience through hardships, barriers, and challenges that enforced themselves on her. But she kept trying with all determination while facing life challenges to make a better life for herself and reach with her talent to the place it deserves.
The Poor Brand is a symbolic story that presents for girls and boys the heroine Mrs. Salwa Mahmoud, the talented and smart character, whom, even though she faced a lot, still had an ambition that didn’t know the impossible.After years of patience and endurance, the women's clothing designer, Ms. Salwa Mahmoud, managed to reach her goals and escape the extreme poverty and injustice that accompanied her for many years.
The story between your hands presents an excellent example for students about the necessity of investing personal talents, improving them, and using them as means of self-living in which the person invests his resources and personal talents to live with dignity and honor.
But the happy ending always goes to those who kept on the right path, worked well, and lived according to their principles, preserving their dignities, and self-respect. The ending was happy and carried with it surprises that qualify with the bright biography of the talented Lady Mrs. Salwa Mahmoud.
Her life changed for the better, and her name found its way to the international news, and success opened its arms for her as she entered from its wide doors and kept working with all determination in her professional career, and kept inspiring all those who knew about her Life’s journey.
At the end of the story there are analyzing questions and exercises for the students about the story and its events, with focusing on the main characters in the story, analyzing their characteristics in aim to improve students experiences in discovering the different types of characters they might see in life and how to deal with them, in addition to enhance the level of self confidence in students about their personal talents and skills, and how they must invest in them to help them progress in life.
Ambition can't be made from self-ignorance, but it is built by discovering yourself and knowing your abilities and how to develop them to the farthest place you can reach.
There are eight exercises at the end of the story that include analyzing the story’s content and events for the aim to double the benefits of the story for the readers.
Enjoyable and beneficial reading we wish for all the readers.
With greetings from the writer,
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
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How to be a Story Writer - A guide to successful story writing for all ages