Search Results: "Hena Khan"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NIGHT OF THE MOON by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Warm, lovely, homey. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yasmeen's mother points out the little sliver of the crescent moon to remind her of the new month that means Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim year. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A vibrant exploratory presentation that should be supplemented with other books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sophisticated color-concept book featuring a contemporary family introduces Islam to young Muslims and children who don't practice this faith. Read full book review >

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CHINGIS KHAN by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

Demi describes this handsome but problematic life of the Mongol leader generally known as Genghis Khan as her own ``interpretation...based upon both historical resources and folklore.'' Emphasizing his heroic deeds, genius as a leader, and the sheer magnitude of his empire, she conjures up a warlord to inspire pride, as Diane Stanley did with Shaka, King of the Zulus (1988); like Stanley, she focuses more on the glory than on the gore—the tyrant's horrendous other side. Read full book review >

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IT'S RAMADAN, CURIOUS GEORGE by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A rudimentary introduction, with licensed characters that are just along for the ride. (Board book. 2-4)"
For one special month, George accompanies a young friend through fasts, feasts, and good works at the mosque. Read full book review >

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Heavenly Khan by Victor Cunrui Xiong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An engrossing fictionalized history that examines an ingenious and powerful Chinese ruler."
Xiong (The A to Z of Medieval China, 2010, etc.) tells the story of Chinese Emperor Taizong of Tang in this historical novel.Read full book review >

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GENGHIS KHAN by Frank McLynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"Thoroughly researched, grim, grisly, and sometimes even grudgingly admiring."
A prolific historian, biographer, and journalist returns with a sanguinary and thorough account of "the greatest conqueror the world has ever known." Read full book review >

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ACHARYA USTAD ALLAUDDIN KHAN by Anjana Roy
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A hagiographic bio, of interest mainly to musicologists."
A debut biography of a key figure in the Indian classical-music renaissance. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF GENGHIS KHAN by Tim Severin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Travel writing at its best. (Photographs—16 pages b&w, 8 pages color—not seen.)"
Reflecting that peculiarly British enthusiasm for travel and adventure in distant and usually inclement climes, veteran writer and traveler Severin (Tracking Marco Polo, 1986, etc.) went to Mongolia ``to see how much of the traditional way of life survived.'' Having written a thesis at Oxford on the first Europeans to venture into Central Asia during the great Mongol Empires of the 13th and 14th centuries, Severin was delighted when asked in the late 1980's to visit Mongolia. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND MATT AND HENA THE WHORE by Adam Zameenzad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"Much powerful writing, and the events described have all too many parallels, but cumulatively more homily than novel."
Also from Zameenzad (see above): a well-meaning, often mystical story of children trying to survive in war-torn Africa—a story with special resonances considering the situation in Somalia but one that makes more for inspiration than literature. Read full book review >