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CHAMP
By: payam ebrahimi | Published: April 2024

A powerful and wise story about finding the courage to be yourself, despite the pressure to conform. Abtin is nothing like the rest of his family....

A powerful and wise story about finding the courage to be yourself, despite the pressure to conform. Abtin is nothing like the rest of his family. The Moleskis are fiercely competitive sports champions, and they expect Abtin to become a great athlete too. But Abtin is a reader, an artist, and has his own way of doing things. Despite his family's best efforts, Abtin remains stubbornly himself. Wanting his family to be proud of him, he comes up with a plan to make them happy: a plan that doesn't go quite as expected... Written and illustrated by two celebrated Iranian creators, Champ is a book for anyone who marches to the beat of their own drum: for the artists in a science family, or the readers in a sports family. It is a book for those around the world who have resisted and continue to do so, no matter what. An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids

Theme: Diversity, Iran

  • ISBN
    9781778401190
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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CHANDLER LEGACIES
By: abdi nazemian | Published: February 2022

Beth Kramer is a "townie" who returns to her sophomore year after having endured a year of tension with her roommate, Sarah. But Sarah Brunson...

Beth Kramer is a "townie" who returns to her sophomore year after having endured a year of tension with her roommate, Sarah. But Sarah Brunson knows there's more to that story. Amanda Priya "Spence" Spencer is the privileged daughter of NYC elites, who is reeling from the realization that her family name shielded her from the same fate as Sarah. Ramin Golafshar arrives at Chandler as a transfer student to escape the dangers of being gay in Iran, only to suffer brutal hazing under the guise of tradition in the boys' dorms. And Freddy Bello is the senior who's no longer sure of his future but knows he has to stand up to his friends after what happened to Ramin. At Chandler, the elite boarding school, these five teens are brought together in the Circle, a coveted writing group where life-changing friendships are born--and secrets are revealed. Their professor tells them to write their truths. But is the truth enough to change the long-standing culture of abuse at Chandler? And can their friendship survive the fallout?

Theme: Romance, Friendship, LGBTQ2S+, Iran, #OwnVoices, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780063039322
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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CHANDLER LEGACIES
By: abdi nazemian | Published: February 2023

From the Stonewall Honor-winning author of Like a Love Story comes a revelatory novel about the enclosed world of privilege and silence at an elite...

From the Stonewall Honor-winning author of Like a Love Story comes a revelatory novel about the enclosed world of privilege and silence at an elite boarding school and the unlikely group of friends who dare to challenge the status quo through their writing. Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart, Kathleen Glasgow, and Jandy Nelson, with crossover appeal for readers of Donna Tartt's The Secret History and Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep. Beth Kramer is a "townie" who returns to her sophomore year after having endured a year of tension with her roommate, Sarah. But Sarah Brunson knows there's more to that story. Amanda Priya "Spence" Spencer is the privileged daughter of NYC elites, who is reeling from the realization that her family name shielded her from the same fate as Sarah. Ramin Golafshar arrives at Chandler as a transfer student to escape the dangers of being gay in Iran, only to suffer brutal hazing under the guise of tradition in the boys' dorms. And Freddy Bello is the senior who's no longer sure of his future but knows he has to stand up to his friends after what happened to Ramin. At Chandler, the elite boarding school, these five teens are brought together in the Circle, a coveted writing group where life-changing friendships are born--and secrets are revealed. Their professor tells them to write their truths. But is the truth enough to change the long-standing culture of abuse at Chandler? And can their friendship survive the fallout?

Theme: Romance, Diversity, LGBTQ2S+, Iran, #OwnVoices

  • ISBN
    9780063039339
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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DARIUS THE GREAT 01 IS NOT OK
By: abib khorram | Published: August 2019

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new...

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA. Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award “Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.” —Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.   Darius has never really fit in at home, and he’s sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn’t exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they’re spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city’s skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush—the original Persian version of his name—and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he’s Darioush to Sohrab.   Adib Khorram’s brilliant debut is for anyone who’s ever felt not good enough—then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Iran, Mental Health & Wellness

  • ISBN
    9780525552970
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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DARIUS THE GREAT 01 IS NOT OKAY
By: adib khorram | Published: August 2018

Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He s a Fractional Persian half, his...

Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He s a Fractional Persian half, his mom s side and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Iran, Mental Health & Wellness

  • ISBN
    9780525552963
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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DARIUS THE GREAT 02 DESERVES BETTER
By: adib khorram | Published: August 2021

In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer...

In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It's everything he's ever wanted--but what if he deserves better? Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran, a lot has changed. He's getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, varsity soccer practices, and an internship at his favorite tea shop, things are falling into place. Then, of course, everything changes. Darius's grandmothers are in town for a long visit, and Darius can't tell whether they even like him. The internship is not going according to plan, Sohrab isn't answering Darius's calls, and Dad is far away on business. And Darius is sure he really likes Landon . . . but he's also been hanging out with Chip Cusumano, former bully and current soccer teammate--and well, maybe he's not so sure about anything after all. Darius was just starting to feel okay, like he finally knew what it meant to be Darius Kellner. But maybe okay isn't good enough. Maybe Darius deserves better.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Iran

  • ISBN
    9780593108253
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER
By: adib khorram | Published: August 2020

Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran this past spring, a lot has changed. He's getting along with his dad, and his best...

Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran this past spring, a lot has changed. He's getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, his varsity soccer practices, and his internship at his favorite tea shop, Darius is feeling pretty okay. Like he finally knows what it means to be Darius Kellner. Then, of course, everything changes. Darius's grandmothers are in town for a long visit while his dad is gone on business, and Darius isn't sure whether they even like him. The internship isn't what Darius thought it would be, and now he doesn't know about turning tea into his career. He was sure he liked Landon, but when he starts hanging out with Chip--soccer teammate and best friend of Trent Bolger, epic bully--well, he's just not so sure about Landon anymore, either. Darius thought he knew exactly who he was and what he wanted, but maybe he was wrong. Maybe he deserves better.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Inter-Generational, Iran

  • ISBN
    9780593108239
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE
By: daniel nayeri | Published: August 2020

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls 'Daniel') stands, trying to tell a story. His story....

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls 'Daniel') stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy ... and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made people weep and cry 'Akh, Tamar!' and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel's.

Theme: Iran, Refugee, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781646140008
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE
By: daniel nayeri | Published: August 2023

WINNER, MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD WINNER, CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNER, MIDDLE EAST BOOK AWARD WALTER AWARD HONOR National Bestseller NPR Best of the Year...

WINNER, MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD WINNER, CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNER, MIDDLE EAST BOOK AWARD WALTER AWARD HONOR National Bestseller NPR Best of the Year New York Times Best of the Year Amazon Best of the Year Booklist Editors' Choice BookPage Best of the Year Publishers Weekly Best of the Year Wall Street Journal Best of the Year Today.com Best of the Year NECBA Windows & Mirrors Selection "A modern masterpiece."--New York Times "Supple, sparkling and original."--Wall Street Journal "Mesmerizing."--TODAY.com "This book could change the world."--BookPage "Like nothing else you've read or ever will read."--Linda Sue Park "It hooks you right from the opening line."-NPR ★ "A modern epic."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ "A rare treasure of a book." --Publishers Weekly (starred) ★ "A story that soars."--The Bulletin (starred) ★ "At once beautiful and painful."--School Library Journal (starred) ★ "Raises the literary bar in children's lit." --Booklist (starred) ★ "Poignant and powerful." --Foreword Reviews (starred) ★ "One of the most extraordinary books of the year." --BookPage (starred) A sprawling, evocative, and groundbreaking autobiographical novel told in the unforgettable and hilarious voice of a young Iranian refugee. It is a powerfully layered novel that poses the questions: Who owns the truth? Who speaks it? Who believes it? "A patchwork story is the shame of the refugee," Nayeri writes early in the novel. In an Oklahoman middle school, Khosrou (whom everyone calls Daniel) stands in front of a skeptical audience of classmates, telling the tales of his family's history, stretching back years, decades, and centuries. At the core is Daniel's story of how they became refugees--starting with his mother's vocal embrace of Christianity in a country that made such a thing a capital offense, and continuing through their midnight flight from the secret police, bribing their way onto a plane-to-anywhere. Anywhere becomes the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy, and then finally asylum in the U.S. Implementing a distinct literary style and challenging western narrative structures, Nayeri deftly weaves through stories of the long and beautiful history of his family in Iran, adding a richness of ancient tales and Persian folklore. Like Scheherazade of One Thousand and One Nights, Daniel spins a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. A tale of heartbreak and resilience and urges readers to speak their truth and be heard. - Daniel is a major force and one of the youngest publishers in the industry. - He's an #OwnVoices author, public speaker, and storyteller. - A pulled-from-the headlines immigrant story. - Thematically relevant as immigration stories take center stage in politics, news, and media in 2020. - Daniel challenges how we tell stories by using traditional Persian folk tales - A fantastic literary whirlwind that questions western narrative structures.

Theme: Iran, Refugee, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781646142729
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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GLOBAL FOLKTALES - CLEVER RABBIT
By: golriz golkar | Published: January 2023

When a wolf comes into the valley, all the animals fear for their fate, but one clever rabbit has a plan that will help them all

Theme: Fairytale/Folktale, Diversity, Iran

  • ISBN
    9781484672778
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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GLOBAL FOLKTALES - CLEVER RABBIT
By: golriz golkar | Published: January 2023

When a wolf comes into the valley all the animals fear for their fate, but one clever rabbit has a plan that will help them all

Theme: Diversity, Fairytale/Folktale, Iran

  • ISBN
    9781484672822
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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MEMORY GARDEN
By: zohreh ghahremani | Published: February 2024

An Iranian grandmother and her grandchild talk about her previous garden before she immigrated to a new country. While reminiscing on old memories,...

An Iranian grandmother and her grandchild talk about her previous garden before she immigrated to a new country. While reminiscing on old memories, they make new ones together in the garden.

Theme: Diversity, Iran, Family Relationships, Inter-Generational

  • ISBN
    9781250843036
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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MY GRANDMA & ME
By: mina javaherbin | Published: August 2022

In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong...

In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories. In this big universe full of many moons, I have traveled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my grandma. While Mina is growing up in Iran, the center of her world is her grandmother. Whether visiting friends next door, going to the mosque for midnight prayers during Ramadan, or taking an imaginary trip around the planets, Mina and her grandma are never far apart. At once deeply personal and utterly universal, Mina Javaherbin's words make up a love letter of the rarest sort: the kind that shares a bit of its warmth with every reader. Soft, colorful, and full of intricate patterns, Lindsey Yankey's illustrations feel like a personal invitation into the coziest home, and the adoration between Mina and her grandma is evident on every page.

Theme: Family Relationships, Iran

  • ISBN
    9781536223552
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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ONLY THIS BEAUTIFUL MOMENT
By: abdi nazemian | Published: May 2024

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Diversity, BIPOC , Iran

  • ISBN
    9780063039384
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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SO LOUD
By: sahar golshan | Published: March 2024

A fun and touching debut that explores the power of finding your voice. Rudābeh (Rudy for short) loves to talk, sing, jump and shout. There's just...

A fun and touching debut that explores the power of finding your voice. Rudābeh (Rudy for short) loves to talk, sing, jump and shout. There's just one problem: the adults in her life are always telling her that she is SO LOUD. When her grandmother (Māmān Bozorg) visits from Iran for the first time, Rudy worries that she might be too loud for her. But as she tries to be quieter, Rudy starts to feel less and less like herself. Listening closely to the many sounds in her world--from husky howls and streetcar chimes to Māmān Bozorg's roaring sneezes--Rudy tries to figure out the full range of her own voice, discovering along the way the joy in being loud. With exuberant illustrations by Shiva Delsooz, this charming story will resonate with readers who love to make noise and are still learning where and when to take up space.

Theme: Iran, Self-Esteem, Family Relationships

  • ISBN
    9781773218595
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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