Search Results: "Amana Fontanella-Khan"


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PINK SARI REVOLUTION by Amana Fontanella-Khan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"As delightful as it is intelligent and important."
A journalist's inspiring story of the "Pink Gang," a group of ordinary women fighting for justice in the political badlands of Northern India. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 14, 2011

"An eye-opening, inspiring read for Muslims and non-Muslims alike."
Amana, a well-traveled and well-spoken layman, demystifies Islam. Read full book review >

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AMINA'S VOICE by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A perfect first book for this new Muslim imprint. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Pakistani-American girl starting middle school learns how to cope with the changes and challenges she faces at home, at school, and within her close-knit Muslim community. Read full book review >

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LAST OF THE TASBURAI by Rehan Khan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sturdy start to a promising epic fantasy series, with diverse characters and a solid storyline."
Khan's wide-reaching fantasy, his debut novel, draws on a number of real-world cultures. Read full book review >

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Zainab Is Different by Irfana Khan
Released: June 17, 2014

"Doesn't address all the complexities of discrimination, but it's a good conversation starter on a difficult subject."
Zainab and her classmates learn about differences in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 2010

"This imaginative, well-crafted story is hopefully the first of many from its precocious young author"
A king learns that bigger isn't always better in 13-year-old writer and illustrator Kahn's debut children's book Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"This hedonistic romp is simply too much."
A former investment banker's account of leaving his life behind after the financial crisis, and then boozing and shagging his way through the South of France. Read full book review >

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KING FOR A DAY by Rukhsana Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This story soars. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Set in Pakistan during Basant, "the most exciting day of the year," this story focuses on the strength and resourcefulness of a child in a wheelchair as he navigates the skies at the spring kite festival. Read full book review >

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SILLY CHICKEN by Rukhsana Khan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The emotions ring true, the language is conversational and spare and the pacing just right—a perfect read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this classic tale of jealousy (or sibling rivalry), Rani, a young Pakistani girl, resents the attention her mother lavishes on a silly chicken who doesn't even know how to lay an egg. Read full book review >

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THE ROSES IN MY CARPET by Rukhsana Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"After the news comes that his sister, hospitalized with broken legs, will heal, the boy's dreams turn; the roses he is weaving into a carpet appear in his vision of a future 'where the bombs cannot touch us.' (Picture book. 6-9)"
A young refugee boy from Afghanistan struggles toward adulthood in a compassionate tale from Khan (Bedtime B-a-a- a-lk, p. 896) about the healing of the human spirit. Read full book review >