Books by Mina Javaherbin

ELEPHANT IN THE DARK by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Less stylish than Ed Young's classic Seven Blind Mice but a serviceable rendition nonetheless. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
An Iranian-American author recasts an anecdote from the Persian poet Rumi, itself based on a far older tale about perceiving parts of a truth rather than its whole. Read full book review >
SOCCER STAR by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A lovely story about soccer, gender and hope. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A soccer story with a gender-equality twist. Read full book review >
THE SECRET MESSAGE by Mina Javaherbin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Unusual and thought-provoking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Based on a poem by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi that Iranian-born Javaherbin heard from her father as a bedtime story, this adaptation offers an environmental message that will resonate with today's readers. Read full book review >
GOAL! by Mina Javaherbin
by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by A.G. Ford
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"The paintings are realistic and evocatively capture the dusty alley and an incongruously lovely sunset, but ultimately neither words nor pictures come fully to life. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A group of friends enjoys a game of soccer in the street, fending off bullies and cleverly protecting their prized new regulation soccer ball. Read full book review >