Search Results: "Qanta A. Ahmed"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A big-hearted examination of the extreme contradictions in a society very different—yet not so different—from our own."
A female doctor provides a uniquely revealing look at the hidden world of Saudi Arabian women. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE OBLIVION MACHINES by Ray Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"Clearly labeled a fable, the tale has instruction built into most passages, but those passages are occasionally breathtaking."
From Bradbury (for adults, Quicker Than the Eye, 1996, etc.), a fantasy with moments of brilliance swamped by mystical befuddlement. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Magically uplifting and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unknown country and time, an orphaned boy named Ahmed must work as a helper in mean Madame Saleem's traveling circus. Read full book review >

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A BORDER PASSAGE by Leila Ahmed
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A beautiful tale that is a celebration not only of women and the author's native country (with all its flaws), but also of intellectual flowering."
A lucid and luminous evocation of growing up in a whirlpool of cultures and the rewarding struggle of sorting it all out. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSAL MYSTERIES by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: April 25, 2012

"A deeply philosophical novel that uses Sufism to examine the nature of humanity and the universe."
A man in search of answers about life and the universe is visited by an otherworldly being in this novel influenced by Sufism. Read full book review >

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PROLOGUE TO DECODING THE QURAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An intriguing overview of a unique approach to reading the Quran."
A short introduction to the author's interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Quran. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"An intimate, welcome first-person account of a portion of South African history that remains foggy to many American readers."
Anti-apartheid political prisoner Kathrada examines his actions and the aftermath that resulted in 30 years of imprisonment. Read full book review >

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LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS by Samira Ahmed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A well-crafted plot with interesting revelations about living as a secular Muslim teen in today's climate. (Fiction. 13-18)"
High school senior Maya Aziz works up the courage to tell her parents that she's gotten into the film school of her dreams in New York City, but their expectations combined with anti-Muslim backlash from a terror attack threaten to derail her dream. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENCE OF MAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"A confusing, advanced guide for those interested in an esoteric interpretation of Islam."
A mystical interpretation of the Quran and the nature of Islam. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 2006

"A comprehensive address of nuclear power geared toward citizens privy to the complex issues involved."
The re-emergence of nuclear power as an energy source lends new vigor to economist Ahmed's 30-year-old study. Read full book review >