Saying Goodbye is often more than the wave of a hand, a cheery “See you tomorrow,” or an As Salaam’Alaykum. Sometimes these everyday words and gestures are taken for granted. Rose is about to learn there are many reasons for saying goodbye. As the school year ends, a kaleidoscope of unexpected events throws Rose into a tailspin! The Hijab-Ez Summer Plan is wrecked and the Hijab-Ez must cope with a loss. Tragedy strikes and Rose must say a forever-kind-of-goodbye. Fahd consoles Rose and gives her hope when he says, “Allah willing, you will get something better to replace what you have lost.” Fahd is right! Rose needs courage and hope to overcome her sadness when saying goodbye to Fahd and Abdul who are going home to Saudi Arabia. Rose struggles to find a way to be brave. Just when Rose thinks nothing else could possibly happen to change her life, Grandma reveals her secret to the whole family and saying goodbye takes on a whole new meaning for Rose. The Association of Muslim Women in America, Inc. (AMWA) selected Linda D. Delgado to receive their Excellence in Media, Literary Arts award. The award is based on her work as author of the children’s book series, “Islamic Rose Books”. Saying Goodbye is the fourth book in this series.