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Amazing women of the Middle East : 25 stories from ancient times to present day / by Wafa' Tarnowska.

Tarnowska, Wafa', (author.). Esteves, Margarida, (illustrator.). Haddadi, Hoda, 1977- (illustrator.). Haghgoo, Sahar, (illustrator.). Al-Ḥalāl, Krīstal, (illustrator.). Meza, Estelí, (illustrator.). Stahl, Stephanie, 1984- (editor.).


"A superb collection of stories about incredible women from the Middle East. Discover Sheherazade, the famous storyteller, dive into the musical world of the beautiful singer Fairuz and meet Amal Clooney, an outstanding international lawyer. Feel inspired by twenty-five amazing women from the Middle East, who have created a legacy through strength of vision, leadership, courage, and determination. Written by award-winning author and trailblazer, Wafa' Tarnowska, this stunning collection of life stories is illustrated by a team of internationally recognized artists. This book is an absolute must-have! This book features: Scheherazade, Persia, narrator Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt, 1370 BCE, Queen of Egypt Queen of Sheba, 1050 BCE, modern-day Ethiopia Semiramis, ancient Iraq, 811 BCE, Queen of Babylon Cleopatra VII, Egypt, 69 BCE, last queen of Egypt Zenobia, Syria, 240 CE, Queen of Palmyra Theodora, 497 CE, Empress of Byzantium Rabiya al Adawiyya, Iraq, 714, poet Shajarat al Durr, Egypt, early 13th Century, Sultana of Egypt Hurrem Sultan, Ukraine, 1502, Sultana of Ottoman Empire May Ziadeh, Nazareth, Palestine, 1886, writer Nazik el Abid, Syria, 1887, activist Anbara Salam al Khalidi, Lebanon, 1897, activist and feminist Saloua Raouda Choucair, Lebanon, 1916, painter Fairuz, Lebanon, 1933, singer Zaha Hadid, Iraq, 1950, architect Anousheh Ansari, Iran/USA, 1966, astronaut Somayya Jabarti, Saudi Arabia, 1970, editor-in-chief Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, 1974, film maker and actress Amal Clooney, Lebanon/British, 1978, lawyer Manahel Thabet, Yemen, 1981, economist and mathematician Maha Al Baluchi, Oman, pilot Nadia Murad, Iraq, 1993, rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Zahra Lari, UAE, 1995, ice skater Azza Fahmy, Egypt, jewellery designer"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781623718701
  • ISBN: 1623718708
  • Physical Description: 111 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Northampton, MA : Crocodile Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Map -- Nefertiti -- The Queen of Sheba -- Sheherazade -- Semiramis -- Cleopatra VII -- Zenobia -- Theodora -- Rabi'a al Adawiyya -- Shajarat al-Durr -- Hurrem Sultan -- May Ziadeh -- Nazik al Abid -- Anabra Salam Khalidi -- Saloua Raouda Choucai -- Fairuz -- Azza Fahmy -- Zaha Hadid -- Anousheh Ansari -- Somayya Jabarti -- Nadine Labaki -- Amal Clooney -- Manahel Thabet -- Maha al Balushi -- Nadia Murad -- Zahra Lari -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12 Crocodile Books.
Grades 4-6 Crocodile Books.
Subject: Women > Middle East > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women > Middle East > Juvenile literature.
Women > History.
REFERENCE / General.
Women > Social conditions.
Women > Social life and customs.
Middle East > History.
Middle East.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

Available copies

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Homer Public Library J 305.40956 TAR (Text) 000161461 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Available -

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