It s Ramadan Curious George

It s Ramadan  Curious George
Author: H.a. Rey,Hena Khan
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 9780544652262
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Ramadan Curious George Book Excerpt:

Everyone's favorite curious little monkey celebrates Ramadan with his friend Kareem in this rhyming, playful, tabbed board book. "

It s Ramadan Curious George

It s Ramadan  Curious George
Author: H. A. Rey,Hena Khan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 0544866908
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Ramadan Curious George Book Excerpt:

It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally George joins in the Eid festivities to mark the end of his very first Ramadan. This playful tabbed board book, with a foil-stamped cover, makes a great holiday gift for all fans of Curious George—those who celebrate Ramadan, and those who are learning about it for the first time!

Curious about George

Curious about George
Author: Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN: 1496837371
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curious about George Book Excerpt:

In 1940, Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey built two bikes, packed what they could, and fled wartime Paris. Among the possessions they escaped with was a manuscript that would later become one of the most celebrated books in children’s literature—Curious George. Since his debut in 1941, the mischievous icon has only grown in popularity. After being captured in Africa by the Man in the Yellow Hat and taken to live in the big city’s zoo, Curious George became a symbol of curiosity, adventure, and exploration. In Curious about George: Curious George, Cultural Icons, Colonialism, and US Exceptionalism, author Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre argues that the beloved character also performs within a narrative of racism, colonialism, and heroism. Using theories of colonial and rhetorical studies to explain why cultural icons like Curious George are able to avoid criticism, Schwartz-DuPre investigates the ways these characters operate as capacious figures, embodying and circulating the narratives that construct them, and effectively argues that discourses about George provide a rich training ground for children to learn US citizenship and become innocent supporters of colonial American exceptionalism. By drawing on postcolonial theory, children’s criticisms, science and technology studies, and nostalgia, Schwartz-DuPre’s critical reading explains the dismissal of the monkey’s 1941 abduction from Africa and enslavement in the US, described in the first book, by illuminating two powerful roles he currently holds: essential STEM ambassador at a time when science and technology is central to global competitiveness and as a World War II refugee who offers a “deficient” version of the Holocaust while performing model US immigrant. Curious George’s twin heroic roles highlight racist science and an Americanized Holocaust narrative. By situating George as a representation of enslaved Africans and Holocaust refugees, Curious about George illuminates the danger of contemporary zero-sum identity politics, the colonization of marginalized identities, and racist knowledge production. Importantly, it demonstrates the ways in which popular culture can be harnessed both to promote colonial benevolence and to present possibilities for resistance.

Hope Wins

Hope Wins
Author: Tom Angleberger,Sarah Mlynowski,Max Brallier,Julie Buxbaum,Pablo Cartaya,J. C. Cervantes,Rex Ogle,Matt de la Peña,Stuart Gibbs,Adam Gidwitz,R.L. Stine,Veera Hiranandani,Hena Khan,Gordon Korman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 0593463943
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hope Wins Book Excerpt:

In a collection of personal stories and essays, award-winning and bestselling artists from Matt de la Peña and Veera Hiranandani to Max Brallier and R.L. Stine write about how hope always wins, even in the darkest of times. Where does hope live? In your family? In your community? In your school? In your heart? From a family restaurant to a hot-dog shaped car, from an empty road on a moonlight night to a classroom holiday celebration, this anthology of personal stories from award-winning and bestselling authors, shows that hope can live everywhere, even—or especially—during the darkest of times. No matter what happens: Hope wins. Contributors include: Tom Angleberger, James Bird, Max Brallier, Julie Buxbaum, Pablo Cartaya, J.C. Cervantes, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Stuart Gibbs, Adam Gidwitz, Karina Yan Glaser, Veera Hiranandani, Hena Khan, Gordon Korman, Janae Marks, Sarah Mlynowski, Rex Ogle, James Ponti, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Ronald L.Smith, Christina Soontornvat, and R.L. Stine.

Amina s Voice

Amina s Voice
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 148149208X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amina s Voice Book Excerpt:

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017 “For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J. Palacio, author of #1 New York Timesbestseller Wonder “Amina’s anxieties are entirely relatable, but it’s her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist.” —Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this “compassionate, timely novel” (Booklist, starred review) from the award-winning author of It’s Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. 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. Amina’s Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani-American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.

The Hero Next Door

The Hero Next Door
Author: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0525646329
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero Next Door Book Excerpt:

From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including R. J. Palacio (Wonder), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Linda Sue Park (A Long Walk to Water), and many more. Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes teach martial arts. Others talk to ghosts. A few are inventors or soccer players. They're also sisters, neighbors, and friends. Because heroes come in many shapes and sizes. But they all have one thing in common: they make the world a better place. Published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, this vibrant anthology features thirteen acclaimed authors whose powerful and diverse voices show how small acts of kindness can save the day. So pay attention, because a hero could be right beside you. Or maybe the hero is you. AUTHORS INCLUDE: William Alexander, Joseph Bruchac, Lamar Giles, Mike Jung, Hena Khan, Juana Medina, Ellen Oh, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ronald L. Smith, Rita Williams-Garcia, and short-story contest winner Suma Subramaniam “As with the two previous anthologies from We Need Diverse Books, this collection admirably succeeds in making available to all readers a wider and more representative range of American voices and protagonists.” -The Washington Post

Re Imagining Elementary Social Studies

 Re Imagining Elementary Social Studies
Author: Sarah B. Shear,Christina M. Tschida,Elizabeth Bellows,Lisa Brown Buchanan,Elizabeth E. Saylor
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 164113075X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Imagining Elementary Social Studies Book Excerpt:

The field of elementary social studies is a specific space that has historically been granted unequal value in the larger arena of social studies education and research. This reader stands out as a collection of approaches aimed specifically at teaching controversial issues in elementary social studies. This reader challenges social studies education (i.e., classrooms, teacher education programs, and research) to engage controversial issues--those topics that are politically, religiously, or are otherwise ideologically charged and make people, especially teachers, uncomfortable--in profound ways at the elementary level. This reader, meant for elementary educators, preservice teachers, and social studies teacher educators, offers an innovative vision from a new generation of social studies teacher educators and researchers fighting against the forces of neoliberalism and the marginalization of our field. The reader is organized into three sections: 1) pushing the boundaries of how the field talks about elementary social studies, 2) elementary social studies teacher education, and 3) elementary social studies teaching and learning. Individual chapters either A) conceptually unpack a specific controversial issue (e.g. Islamophobia, Indian Boarding Schools, LGBT issues in schools) and how that issue should be/is incorporated in an elementary social studies methods courses and classrooms or B) present research on elementary preservice teachers or how elementary teachers and students engage controversial issues. This reader unpacks specific controversial issues for elementary social studies for readers to gain critical content knowledge, teaching tips, lesson ideas, and recommended resources. Endorsement: (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies is a timely and powerful collection that offers the best of what social studies education could and should be. Grounded in a politics of social justice, this book should be used in all elementary social studies methods courses and schools in order to develop the kinds of teachers the world needs today. -- Wayne Au, Professor, University of Washington Bothell, Editor, Rethinking Schools

When Islam Is Not a Religion

When Islam Is Not a Religion
Author: Asma T Uddin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN: 1643131745
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Islam Is Not a Religion Book Excerpt:

American Muslim religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude Muslim Americans from those protections.Somehow, the view that Muslims aren’t human enough for human rights or constitutional protections is moving from the fringe to the mainstream—along with the claim “Islam is not a religion.” This conceit is not just a threat to the First Amendment rights of American Muslims. It is a threat to the freedom of all Americans.Her new book reveals a significant but overlooked danger to our religious liberty. Woven throughout this national saga is Uddin’s own story and the stories of American Muslims and other people of faith who have faced tremendous indignities as they attempt to live and worship freely.Combining her experience of Islam as a religious truth and her legal and philosophical appreciation that all individuals have a right to religious liberty, Uddin examines the shifting tides of American culture and outlines a way forward for individuals and communities navigating today’s culture wars.

More to the Story

More to the Story
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1481492098
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More to the Story Book Excerpt:

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia. When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest. Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all...

Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream

Zayd Saleem  Chasing the Dream
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1534469478
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream Book Excerpt:

Discover the struggles and triumphs of fourth-grader Zayd Saleem as he pursues his dream of being a basketball star in this bind-up of the complete middle grade series from the acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice and More to the Story. Zayd Saleem has serious hoop dreams. He’s going to be a basketball star. A legend. There are only a few small things in his way. For starters, Zayd’s on the scrawny side and gets stomach aches when he’s nervous. He has to convince his coach that he has what it takes to join his best friend Adam on the elite Gold Team. His mom and dad want him to practice his violin way more than his jump shot. Plus, it doesn’t help that his older sister Zara is amazing at every sport she tries. But Zayd has a lot going for him, too. His grandmother is willing to supply him with all the mango milkshakes he wants. His grandfather has a few tricks up the sleeve of his velour track suit. And his favorite uncle keeps Zayd laughing, even if it’s sometimes so hard he needs to pee. Zayd’s family, combined with his friends, teammates, and his own determination, means he’s got everything he needs to chase his dream. Will he reach it?

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN: 1452175195
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets Book Excerpt:

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets — Islamic book for kids "A beautiful picture book that simultaneously explores shapes, Islam, and the cultures of the Muslim people." — Kirkus Reviews Toddler book of shapes and Islamic traditions: From a crescent moon to a square garden to an octagonal fountain, this breathtaking picture book celebrates the shapes—and traditions—of the Muslim world. Toddler book by author Hena Khan: Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets is equally at home in a classroom reading circle and on a parent's lap being read to a child. If you and your child like books such as Lailah’s Lunchbox, Numbers Colors Shapes, or The Name Jar, you will love Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets.

North American Muslim Women Artists Talk Back

North American Muslim Women Artists Talk Back
Author: Kenza Oumlil
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-07-21
ISBN: 1000600386
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North American Muslim Women Artists Talk Back Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the ways in which North American Muslim women artists ‘talk back’ to dominant discourses about Muslim identity and work to counter mainstream stereotypes and representations. It examines the possibilities of constructing discourses of resistance to domination. Against a backdrop of dominant media representations of oppressed and passive Muslim women, the media interventions of the exceptional women artists whose voices are showcased in this book, demonstrate that Muslim women are diverse and autonomous agents who have, historically, and continue contemporarily, to fight against all forms of injustice including those that seek to circumscribe their realities and experiences. To explore expressions and articulations of alternative discourses, this book analyzes the media texts of exceptional women artists: the stand-up comedy of Palestinian-American Maysoon Zayid, the cinematic interventions of Iranian-American Shirin Neshat, and the television comedy of Pakistani-Canadian Zarqa Nawaz. Using a methodology consisting of a textual analysis grounded in the theoretical framework of postcolonial theory and informed by gender studies and alternative media research, the analysis is supplemented with semi-structured interviews with the artists. This book is suitable for scholars and students in Gender Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology and Politics.

Power Forward

Power Forward
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 1534411984
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Forward Book Excerpt:

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the first book in an exciting new middle grade series about a fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom. Fourth grader Zayd Saleem has some serious hoop dreams. He’s not just going to be a professional basketball player. He’s going to be a star. A legend. The first Pakistani-American kid to make it to the NBA. He knows this deep in his soul. It’s his destiny. There are only a few small things in his way. For starters, Zayd’s only on the D-team. (D stands for developmental, but to Zayd it’s always felt like a bad grade or something.) Not to mention, he’s a bit on the scrawny side, even for the fourth grade team. But his best friend Adam is on the Gold Team, and it’s Zayd’s dream for the two of them to play together. His mom and dad don’t get it. They want him to practice his violin way more than his jump shot. When he gets caught blowing off his violin lessons to practice, Zayd’s parents lay down the ultimate punishment: he has to hang up his high tops and isn’t allowed to play basketball anymore. As tryouts for the Gold Team approach, Zayd has to find the courage to stand up for himself and chase his dream.

On Point

On Point
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN: 1534412018
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Point Book Excerpt:

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the second book in an exciting new middle grade series about a scrawny fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom. Now that Zayd has made the Gold Team, he’s hustling hard and loving every minute of the season. But when team starts to struggle, Zayd can’t help wondering if it has something to do with him. Even worse, his best friend Adam suddenly starts acting like he doesn’t care about basketball anymore, even though they are finally teammates. He stops playing basketball with Zayd at recess and starts hanging out with other kids. Then, Adam up and quits the Gold Team to play football instead. While his uncle’s wedding preparations turn life into a circus at home, Zayd is left on his own to figure things out. He has to decide how to still be friends with Adam and step up to fill the empty shoes he left on the court. Does Zayd have what it takes to be on point and lead his team back to victory?

Bounce Back

Bounce Back
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 1534412069
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bounce Back Book Excerpt:

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the third book in an exciting middle grade series about a scrawny fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom. Zayd has a plan. He’s ready to take the reins as team captain of the Gold Team. But when an injury leaves him on the sidelines, his plans get derailed. Can Zayd learn what it means to be a leader if he’s not the one calling the shots?

Zara s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure

Zara s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 1534497633
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zara s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure Book Excerpt:

From the beloved author of Amina’s Voice comes the second book in the delightful Zara’s Rules middle grade series following Zara as she starts her own business! Zara lives for bike rides with her friends—so when her shiny, brand-new bike goes missing from the park one day, she’s crushed. After her parents insist she earn the money for another one herself, Zara’s determined to start a business. But what kind? A lemonade stand? Not profitable enough. Selling painted rocks? Not enough customers. Zara’s starting to get discouraged when she and her friend Naomi finally come up with the perfect idea: The Treasure Wagon, a roving garage sale that unloads knickknacks from the Saleem family basement and makes money all at once! But when a mix-up gets Zara in hot water again, will she have to give up everything she’s earned toward her new bike?

Once Upon an Eid

Once Upon an Eid
Author: S. K. Ali,Aisha Saeed
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 1683358031
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon an Eid Book Excerpt:

A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations. The full list of Once Upon an Eid contributors include: G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen, Ms. Marvel), Hena Khan (Amina's Voice, Under My Hijab), N. H. Senzai (Shooting Kabul, Escape from Aleppo), Hanna Alkaf (The Weight of Our Sky), Rukhsana Khan (Big Red Lollipop), Randa Abdel-Fattah (Does My Head Look Big in This?), Ashley Franklin (Not Quite Snow White), Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (Mommy's Khimar), Candice Montgomery (Home and Away, By Any Means Necessary), Huda Al-Marashi (First Comes Marriage), Ayesha Mattu, Asmaa Hussein, and Sara Alfageeh.

Ramadan My First Fast

Ramadan My First Fast
Author: Musab Alnajjar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-04-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ramadan My First Fast Book Excerpt:

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a special time of year for Muslims all around the world. It is a time of fasting, praying, giving, and celebrating.... It is also a wonderful time to learn about Islam and reflect on things we may be too busy for in our daily lives.

Amina s Song

Amina s Song
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 1534459898
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amina s Song Book Excerpt:

Feeling pulled between two cultures after a month with family in Pakistan, Amina shares her experiences with Wisconsin classmates through a class assignment and a songwriting project with new student Nico.

Zara s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure

Zara s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure
Author: Hena Khan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 1534497617
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zara s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure Book Excerpt:

After Zara's bike goes missing, her parents insist on her earning money to pay for it, so she and her friend Naomi turn their red wagon into The Treasure Wagon and try and sell some old knickknacks found in her family's basement.