Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2017 Children's Books Of Note

Every year major publishers, publication reviews and even some of the larger libraries give out honors and awards to books that came out in the previous year. Most are mainstream, non-ethnic, non-religious, non-minority, non-... us. This year, I am proud to announce that two of the children's books in our collection made it into some major publications' "Best of 2017" lists.

Without any more fanfare, they are:

The World is Not a Rectangle
by Jeanette Winter
The Washington Post Best Children's Books 2017
New York Public Library 2017 Best Books for Kids
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017
Parents' Choice recommended
Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her goals—and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.
By celebrated children's book author and illustrator, Jeanette Winter, writer of The Librarian of Basra and many others.
Amina's Voice
Hena Khan
The Washington Post Best Children's Books 2017
NPR Best Books of 2017
Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.
From the award-winning author of It’s Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.

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