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The Roses in my Carpets

by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Ronald Himler

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Description

For a young refugee living with loss and terror-filled memories, time is measured by the next bucket of water, the next portion of bread, and the next call to prayer. Here, where everything - walls, floor, courtyard - is mud, a boy's heart can still long for freedom, independence, and safety. And here, where life is terribly fragile, the strength to endure grows out of need. But the strength to dreams comes from within.

About the Authors
Rukhsana Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan and grew up in Dundas, Ontario. She is the author of a number of children's books, including Muslim Child, Many Windows, The Roses in My Carpets, and The Big Red Lollipop. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Ronald Himler has illustrated many books for children, including "A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark" by David Adler, and "The Blizzard" by Betty Ren Wright. "School Library Journal" called his art "evocative" and pinpoints a "nostalgic appeal" that Himler "capture[s] so perfectly in...pictures." He lives in Arizona.
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Contributor Notes

Rukhsana Khan brings us to the reality that faces so many of the world's children. This story was inspired by her meeting with one unforgettable boy and his family. Rukhsana Khan is the author of Muslim Child and Bedtime Ba-a-alk. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7