Search Results: "Rabia Yildirim"


BOOK REVIEW

WIND, RAIN, SNOW by Rabia Yildirim
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"This is very much a teaching story, with an emphasis on the 'teaching' part; despite its didacticism, it's welcome in its representation of a belief system not seen often enough in American children's books. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Published first in Turkish in 2008, this picture book from an Islamic publisher takes a look at the higher purpose of winds, raindrops and snowflakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADNAN'S STORY by Rabia Chaudry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"For Serial and true-crime fans, this book is a page-turner perfect for a quiet weekend."
"If there is one takeaway from this story, it should be this—the criminal justice system is not just deeply flawed, it is broken." That is how attorney and U.S. Institute of Peace senior fellow Chaudry summarizes the murder conviction and appeals of Adnan Syed, the subject of the Serial podcast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LONG WAY FROM HOME by Alice Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Part refugee story, part 9/11 remembrance, this is a welcome addition to a small shelf. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Stranded for several days in Gander, Newfoundland, after American airspace was closed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rabia, a 14-year-old Afghan girl, and 11-year-old New Yorker Colin unexpectedly connect. Read full book review >