Books by Farhana Zia

CHILD OF SPRING by Farhana Zia
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A sweet, authentic Indian slice of middle-grade life. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Basanta, who splits her time between serving a rich family in her rural Indian town and playing with children less advantaged than she, gives an episodic account of several weeks of her life. Read full book review >
THE GARDEN OF MY IMAAN by Farhana Zia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Omissions aside, Zia's gentle message—that Muslims come from many cultures whose observances differ, while the long shadow of 9/11 hovers over all—is timely and beautifully conveyed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While inviting comparison to Judy Blume's seminal AreYou There God? It's Me, Margaret, this likable tale of an Indian-American girl who fears drawing attention from those hostile toward Muslims focuses on the social consequences of religious identity, rather than faith itself. Read full book review >