April 4, 2022 by Mary Ann Cappiello
One Wish: Fatima al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University is a gorgeous introduction into the medieval Islamic world, the thriving city of Fez, and the ongoing cultural and scientific discoveries and exchanges of the Islamic Golden Age. It also demonstrates the power of one woman’s determination to bring education to girls and women, an action that has transformed lives and reverberated over 1,200 years.
January 11, 2022 by Mary Ann Cappiello
This hopeful story of language, leadership, and love has so much to offer readers as an independent read, a whole class read aloud, or a book club exploration. Our weary, virus-laden world needs the goodness and joy this book conjures. “What does, then, change the world?....Love, and also stories” (p. 247).
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The Red Pencil Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Illustrated by Shane W. Evans Published by Little Brown in 2014 ISBN-13: 9780316247801 Grades 4 and up Book Review Turning twelve is supposed to be an important and celebratory experience for Amira. And at first, it is: she’s finally old enough to wear a toob, the […]
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