Featured books by Mehrdokht Amini
Books illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes
Handsomely illustrated, shapes both simple (square, rectangle) and complex (cone, hexagon) are introduced as found in a range of art and architecture, faith, and practices in Muslim countries. A concluding note by the author broadly explains Islam and the range of countries from which her inspiration was drawn.
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
The world of Islam is intrduced by describing its colors and traditions in simple rhymes. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Terms introduced are explained in greater detail in the book's end.
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