Saturday, May 10, 2014

Children's Books about Afghanistan and Pakistan

from Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education
Biography & Informational PK-3
Abouraya, Karen Leggett. (2014). Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with WordsIllustrated by W.C. Wheatley. Great Neck, NY: Star Walk Kids Media.
Winter, Jeanette. (2014). Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan. New York: Beach Lane Books.
Winter, Jeanette. (2011). Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan. New York: Beach Lane Books.

Biography & Informational Grade 4+
D'Adamo, Francesco. (2010). Iqbal. Translated by Ann Leonori. New York: Atheneum.
Ellis, Deborah. (2012). Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely through a Never-Ending War. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Parker, David; Engfer, LEeanne & Rober Conrow. (1997). Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner.
Sullivan, Michael P. & Tony O'Brien. (2008). Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan. Bloomsbury.
Yousafzai, Malala with Christina Lamb. (2013). I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. New York: Little, Brown. (Teens)


from King for a DayIllustrated by Christiane Krömer
Myths, Traditional Tales, and Stories (Including book-length picture book poems) PK-3
Khan, Rukhsana. (2014). King for a Day. Illustrated by Christiane Krömer. New York: Lee & Low Books.
Khan, Rukhsana. (2003).  Ruler of the Courtyard. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. New York: Viking.
Khan, Rukhsana. (1998). The Roses n My Carpets. Illustrated by Ronald Himler. New York: Holiday House.
King, Dedie. (2010). I See the Sun in AfghanistanIllustrated by Judith Inglese. Translated by Mohd Vahid. Hardwick, MA: Satya House Publications.
Shea, Pegi Deitz. (2003).The Carpet Boy's Gift.  Illustrated by Leane Morin. Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House.
Williams, Karen Lynn. (2007). Four Feet, Two Sandals. Illustrated by Khadra Mohammed. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Fiction Grade 4+

Ellis, Deborah. (2012). My Name Is Pavara. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Ellis, Deborah. (2014). Mud CityToronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Ellis, Deborah. (2003). Parvana's JourneyToronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Ellis, Deborah. (2001). The Breadwinner. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Khan, Rukhsana. (2010), Wanting MorToronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
L'Homme, Erik. (2007). Tales of a Lost Kingdom: A Journey into Northwest PakistanIllustrated by Francois Place. Brooklyn, NY: Two Enchanted Lions. 
Suneby, Elizabeth. (2013). Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education. Illustrated by Suana Verelst. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.

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