Search Results: "Feisal Abdul Rauf"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A spirited, accessible defense for all believers."
A leading American imam urgently calls for reconciliation and understanding between Islam and other faiths. Read full book review >

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SASQUATCH IN THE PAINT by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Fearless, caring sports fiction. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A crisp tale of sports, smarts and what it means to be your own man or woman—or boy or girl, if you happen to be 13. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Place and character are vividly evoked and the distinct flavor of a different culture well caught in a collection that even so, perhaps by its nature, is touched by the already familiar."
An uneven but promising debut collection of sometimes beautifully crafted stories, with Middle Eastern settings, from an Arab-American writer living in the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"In 1996, though, it seems curiously behind the times. (Author tour)"
A spirited collection of stories interspersed with the athlete-author's often clichÇd comments and observations. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Heartfelt sentiments on how racism, gender equality, and other social and cultural issues in America can be changed for the betterment of all."
Insights into life from the cultural commentator and former Hall of Fame basketball player. Read full book review >

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STEALING THE GAME by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A deft, understated sports thriller with a solid moral compass. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Abdul-Jabbar and Obstfeld (Sasquatch in the Paint, 2013) team up for another exploration of the intersection of sports and life conduct.Read full book review >

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THE JINNI ON THE ROOF by Natasha Rafi
Released: July 19, 2013

"An affectionate, amusing tale that serves as a sweet introduction to a Muslim observance."
In this illustrated children's book, a boy's prank leads to a better understanding of the true spirit of Ramadan. Read full book review >

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JUMA ON SAFARI by Lisa Maria Burgess
Released: July 27, 2013

"Burgess has created a likable narrator in a striking setting not often represented in picture books."
What would a trip to Grandma's house be like if you lived in Tanzania? Burgess' (Juma's Dhow Race, 2013, etc.) young narrator, Juma, describes the experience. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Examine his name. (authors' notes, bibliography) (Informational fiction. 8-12)"
A handyman named R.E. Mital teaches a pair of twins about great African-American inventors and scientists as they explore their new house. Read full book review >

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ONE LIFE: AN AFGHAN REMEMBERS by Abdul Qayum Safi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"An Afghan's personal story and insightful perspective on education and other cultural differences in the Middle East."
An Afghan who worked and traveled through the Middle East and America shares his story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Thoughtful, introspective, and candid, Abdul-Jabbar offers readers a refreshing departure from the usual I—m-the-greatest tone of jock-penned tomes."
A restless basketball legend coaches high schoolers on an Arizona Indian reservation and learns a good deal more than he teaches. Read full book review >