Search Results: "Mehrdokht Amini"


BOOK REVIEW

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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CHICKEN IN THE KITCHEN by Nnedi Okorafor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Best known for her African-based fantasies (Akata Witch, 2011, etc.), Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyaugo has a problem. Read full book review >

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YO SOY MUSLIM by Mark Gonzales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"This book will be cherished by Muslim families seeking to boost their children's confidence and intriguing for non-Muslim families seeking to learn. (Picture book. 3-9)"
In Gonzales' first book for children, a father tells his Latin American indigenous, Muslim daughter to face the world's questions with pride in her identity. Read full book review >

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BEHOWL THE MOON by Erin Nelsen Parekh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2017

"Originally funded by a Kickstarter, this reinvention of Shakespeare's verse into a new format is sure to be a hit with parents and their littlest listeners, too."
Shakespeare's words reach a new—very young—audience in this gorgeously illustrated board book offering a new story by debut adapter Parekh and veteran illustrator Amini (Chicken in the Kitchen, 2015, etc.) of fairies and animals to accompany lines from AMidsummer Night's Dream.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GENERAL THEORY OF LOVE by M.D. Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Eloquent writing gives weight to a simple, albeit New Age-ish message: feelings count more than intellect in fashioning a healthy psyche. (Charts and illustrations, most not seen) (Author tour)"
An engrossing argument that emotion plays a profound and perhaps prevailing role in a human being's ability to develop and find happiness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A moving and believable account. (Memoir. 8-12)"
Desperate to learn to read, 8-year-old Olemaun badgers her father to let her leave her island home to go to the residential school for Inuit children in Aklavik, in Canada's far north. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Olemaun's spirit and determination shine through this moving memoir. (Memoir. 8-12)"
After two years in Catholic residential school, 10-year-old Olemaun returns to Tuktoyaktuk on Canada's Arctic coast, a stranger to her friends and family, unaccustomed to the food and clothing and unable to speak or understand her native language. Read full book review >