Every Sunday, we share the books that have found their way into our hands – either because they hunted us down or we searched for them, or we simply managed to find each other amidst all the books in the world. Book destiny.
Walking the Literary Silk Road Reading Theme
These are some of the books I borrowed from our public library in keeping with our reading theme.
Coming To America: A Muslim’s Family Story by Bernard Wolf.
Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up In A War: An Epic Tale from Ancient Iraq by Kathy Henderson and illustrated by Jane Ray, The Stonecutter by Demi.
Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta and art by Ed Young, Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America written by Helen Foster James and Virginia Shin-Mui Loh and Illustrated by Wilson Ong.
Tutankhamun by Demi, Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Robert Byrd.
Goldie Takes a Stand! Golda Meir’s First Crusade by Barbara Krasner and illustrated by Kelsey Carrity-Riley.
Graphic Novels and YA Fiction
Mao and Me by Chen Jiang Hong.
The Photographer into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre, Fréderic Lemercier.
Tasting The Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat.
For My Book Clubs and LeGuin
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate by Naomi Klein for my book club in my institution and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by e.l. konigsburg for my book club with young readers at the Jurong West Public Library.
The Wave In The Mind: Talks and Essays on The Writer, The Reader and the Imagination by Ursula K. LeGuin.