October 2019 Help Students Find Common Ground

Books of the Month

Text copyright © 2018 by Sean Taylor and the Khayaal Theatre. Illustrations copyright © 2018 by Shirin Adl. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press.

Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin

Retold by Sean Taylor and the Khayaal Theatre; illustrated by Shirin Adl (Candlewick Press)

If the stories of this iconic Muslim character don’t make you laugh, they will certainly make you think!


Elementary, Folklore

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Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship

By Chitra Soundar (Candlewick Press)

Prince Veera and his best friend Suku use their wits and wisdom to deal with some of the trickiest problems presented in King Bheema’s court.

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The Tiger at Midnight

By Swati Teerdhala (Katherin Tegen Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)

Epic heart-pounding fantasy set in an alternate ancient India where a rebel assassin and a reluctant soldier find forbidden love as they battle to save their lands.

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