Search Results: "Michelle Khan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HIJAB BOUTIQUE by Michelle Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Books about North American Muslim life are badly needed, but this short novel is too pedantic, albeit well-meaning, to appeal broadly.(Fiction. 9-11)"
Farah, a fifth-grade student of Indian Muslim origins at a fancy girls' school in Los Angeles, must bring in something representing her mom for International Women's Day, but the usually creative student can't imagine what would impress her classmates. Read full book review >

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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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Zainab Is Different by Irfana Khan
Released: June 17, 2014

"Doesn't address all the complexities of discrimination, but it's a good conversation starter on a difficult subject."
Zainab and her classmates learn about differences in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

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LAST OF THE TASBURAI by Rehan Khan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sturdy start to a promising epic fantasy series, with diverse characters and a solid storyline."
Khan's wide-reaching fantasy, his debut novel, draws on a number of real-world cultures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 2010

"This imaginative, well-crafted story is hopefully the first of many from its precocious young author"
A king learns that bigger isn't always better in 13-year-old writer and illustrator Kahn's debut children's book Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"This hedonistic romp is simply too much."
A former investment banker's account of leaving his life behind after the financial crisis, and then boozing and shagging his way through the South of France. Read full book review >

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An original tale of family love, scientific passion, and a truly epic journey of self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Instead of a lost kitten, 11-year-old Stella "Bug" Rodriguez rescues a black hole she names Larry ("short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of infinite gravity at the heart of a black hole"). Read full book review >