Search Results: "Fawzia Gilani"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE by Fawzia Gilani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Created for religious Muslim children, this may be of interest to institutions or families seeking such materials. (glossary) (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
In this version, the heroine is pious as well as pretty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YAFFA AND FATIMA, SHALOM, SALAAM by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A subtle, visually arresting introduction to ethnic relations. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this retelling of a tale rooted in both Jewish and Arab traditions, two neighbors are friends despite perceived religious tensions of the community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NABEEL'S NEW PANTS by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The warm colors and language work well, depicting the family working cooperatively to prepare for the sacred moment, stitching back the cut sections until Nabeel's new pants are both just long enough and ready in time for a walk to the mosque for the celebration after the last day of Ramadan. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Gentle, hardworking Nabeel prepares to celebrate Eid with gifts for his wife, mother and daughter, but he doesn't realize when he also replaces his patched pants with a four-fingers-too-long pair that his family is too busy preparing for the celebration to cut and hem them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"With moving letters to her daughters opening each chapter, Koofi delivers an important message."
An affecting inside look at the making of an Afghan woman leader, in spite of the repression by traditional Islamic society and the Taliban. Read full book review >