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"When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Persnickety try all sorts of methods to get him to go--but one thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him."--|cProvided by publisher
This is the extraordinary story of Queen Goharshad, a 15th-century monarch, who many historians now believe was the one of the most powerful women in world history. Ruling from the Timurid artistic and cultural center of Herat in western Afghanistan, Queen Goharshad ushered in a remarkable period when poetry, music, calligraphy, painting, and the sciences flourished as never before. A poet and an architect, she designed some of the most beautiful structures ever built on earth. --publisher
A ten-year-old Muslim-American girl dons a Hijab to demonstrate to her classmates that action is much more important than appearance.
Muhammad Ali was one of the most electrifying, inspiring, and confrontational athletes of his generation. At the height of his boxing career, Ali was as despised as he was adored. Loud and aggressive as well as confident and dedicated, he was the quintessential showman, the undeniable champion of his sport, and one of the most recognizable faces in the world. He was challenged at every turn: faced with racial discrimination in his everyday life, mocked by the sports media as his career began, ridiculed for adopting a new religion, and stripped by the U.S. government of his very livelihood for refusing to go to war. Muhammad Ali faced the obstacles in his life the way he faced his opponents in the ring, brashly and with all the force at his command. In his private life, he was also deeply spiritual, committed to standing up against social injustice, and steadfast in his beliefs. Featuring stunning illustrations and covering his entire life from childhood through his professional career to his end of life battle with Parkinson's Syndrome, this is a moving tribute to the legacy of this impressive figure
Shy and unsure of herself, Leila discovers all the things that make her special with the loving help of her Naani.
Yann's trip to perform Hajj turns into a journey that lasts a lifetime. A heart-warming tale about helping others.
Brown dates, the pale white moon, the yellow glow of lanterns--colors are everywhere during Ramadan and Eid al- Fitr! Celebrate the culture and customs of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr by learning about the holiday's colors. Back matter features the Crayola ® colors used throughout the book and includes a reproducible coloring page.
Rhyming text explores citizenship, showing readers how seemingly unrelated actions, such as planting a tree or joining a cause can create a community.
An old storyteller travels the streets of Damascus with a wonder chest full of images to delight children, but as time passes, the images fade and are replaced by glossy advertisements, changing the stories.
Shaun is strong enough to know that even things that don't come easily can be mastered through determination and hard work. Learning to ride his two-wheeler with the help of his friend Nadia, he overcomes his fear and the teasing of the other children in the park and manages to impress friends and bullies alike.