Search Results: "Shirin Adl"


BOOK REVIEW

PEA BOY by Elizabeth Laird
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A wonderful blend of traditional stories and original art that reflects the customs of this country. (Folktales. 7-10)"
The engaging storyteller, who visited Iran both before and after the Islamic Revolution, gives some historical and political background in her introduction, but her focus is rightly on the people and their tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S PLAY! by Debjani Chatterjee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"An anthology that's a little off the beaten path, for athletes and poetry lovers alike. (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Sports and games are the stuff of everyday life, and poetry about these topics may appeal to many, both poetry readers and those who usually run far away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAHNAMEH by Abolqaesm Ferdowsi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Although there are many stories omitted in this version, this is an excellent starting place to encounter the ancient heroes of Iran. (introduction) (Folklore. 9-11)"
In this adaptation of the Iranian epic, finished in the 11th century by Ferdowsi, the tragic tale of Rustam and Sohrab takes center stage. Read full book review >

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RAMADAN MOON by Na’ima B. Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Suitable for readers familiar and unfamiliar with Ramadan. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
Bright collage highlights this reflection on the meaning and practice of Ramadan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Although the poems vary in quality, and few really stand out, this collection will enliven holiday units and programs in schools, libraries and religious institutions. (Poetry. 6-12)"
With 24 poems—by Neruda, Longfellow, Emerson and Issa, as well as many contemporary children's poets from Britain and the United States—this collection focuses on holidays celebrated in the United Kingdom and the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY WRIGHTLY, SO POLITELY by Shirin Yim Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Understated and sunny itself, this picture book subtly prescribes behavior appropriate for situations dire and everyday. So, um, well, will you give it a read...please? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mary Wrightly's so soft-spoken and well-mannered she sometimes gets overlooked, but when her polite passivity almost allows the perfect birthday gift for her baby brother to slip away, she pipes up. Read full book review >

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THE UMBRELLA QUEEN by Shirin Yim Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"While a note on the art of umbrella-painting would have been a welcome addition, this tale of a budding artist is a special treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
On New Year's Day in Noot's Thai village, the woman who paints the most beautiful umbrella is crowned Umbrella Queen and leads a parade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2006

"An admirable account that will be of special interest to those keeping their eyes on the Middle East."
Iranian jurist and attorney Ebadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, recounts a life of commitment to human rights in the face of tyranny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VEILED DESTINY by Shirin Humzani
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A slow-paced novel that richly depicts Pakistani culture."
A debut novel about an arranged marriage in Pakistan clouded by hate, lies, deception and dishonor. Read full book review >

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UNTIL WE ARE FREE by Shirin Ebadi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"The captivating and candid story of a woman who took on the Iranian government and survived, despite every attempt to make her fail."
A leading activist speaks out about inequality and injustices in Iran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALL ME IXCHEL by Janie Havemeyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A miss. (cast of characters, glossary, photographs) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Think that having "god friends" would be supercool? Think that the key to success is skill with hairdos or marrying a cute sun god? Read full book review >