Search Results: "Mahvish Rukhsana Khan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A gutsy and disturbing exposé of U.S. civilian and military personnel out of control."
Based on what she learned as a translator at the notorious detention center, the American-born daughter of Afghan immigrants indicts the Bush administration's treatment of prisoners there. Read full book review >

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WANTING MOR by Rukhsana Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Despite the flaws, this fills a niche and does so with respect for the people and places described—and with sometimes downright lovely language. (author's note, glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
This short novel looks at life in Afghanistan just after the fall of the Taliban. 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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The earnest tone of the stories, coupled with the author's respectful inclusion of the phrase 'peace be upon him' after mentioning any of the prophets, may be off-putting to some readers, but teachers, librarians, group leaders, and parents will find this a very useful resource. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Khan, a Canadian Muslim who has written about Afghanistan in The Roses in My Carpets (1998), now seeks to engage youngsters in learning about Islam and the everyday lives of Muslim children around the world for the purpose of teaching greater tolerance and understanding. Read full book review >

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BIG RED LOLLIPOP by Rukhsana Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Charming and spirited. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dynamic visual design distinguishes this tale of sibling conflict in an immigrant family. 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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RULER OF THE COURTYARD by Rukhsana Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Suspense, a positive message, and illustrations that show up across the room, make this a winner for reading aloud. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The Pakistani setting provides an additional and timely dimension to this perfectly paced story. 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 >