Below is a list of 4 the books by this author.
A bold, humorous rendition of "The Three Blind Men and the Elephant" illustrated by an award-winning artist! A mysterious creature ... [Read More]
A bold, humorous rendition of "The Three Blind Men and the Elephant" illustrated by an award-winning artist! A mysterious creature has been moved into the merchant's barn-and the villagers are dying of curiosity. What does it look like? What could it be? The impatient villagers can't wait until morning to find out. One by one, each takes turns stealing into the dark barn. And each is only able to feel one small part of the beast. "It's like a hose!" says one. "It's like a fan," says another. "No, it's like a tree trunk!" says a third. It's not until the elephant walks into daylight that the truth is revealed. This well-loved story is based on a poem by the popular 13th century Persian poet, Rumi. The author, Mina Javaherbin, also from Iran, has translated and retold this resonant life-long favorite universal tale for contemporary readers of all ages. Eugene Yelchin, Newbery Honor book author/artist ofBreaking Stalin's Nose, has based his brilliant illustrations on Persian miniatures.
Celebrate soccer—and the World Cup! “Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and ... [Read More]
Celebrate soccer—and the World Cup! “Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federationsize soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?
Theme: Bullying issues, Advanced Picture Book
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 memorie... [Read More]
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: Diversity, Muslim, Culturally Responsive
An inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a soccer star — and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game. When Paul... [Read More]
An inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a soccer star — and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game. When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a soccer star, crowds will cheer his famous name! Then his mother won’t have to work long hours, and he won’t have to work all day on a fishing boat. For now, Paulo takes care of his little sister Maria (she teaches him reading, he teaches her soccer moves) and walks her to school, stopping to give his teammates cheese buns as they set out to shine people’s shoes or perform for the tourist crowd. At day’s end, it’s time to plan the game, where Givo will bounce, Carlos will kick, and Jose will fly! But when Jose falls on his wrist, will the team finally break the rules and let a girl show her stuff? Set in a country whose resilient soccer stars are often shaped by poverty, this uplifting tale of transcending the expected scores a big win for all.
Theme: Sports - Soccer