Amazing Women of the Middle East

A first of its kind, this collection of 25 mini-biographies of extraordinary Middle Eastern women is sure to inspire girls to follow their talents and achieve their goals.  

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CLPE Staff Picks 2020, ‘Beautifully presented…brilliant book’.

Library Lady …‘A must have for all schools’ – North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award

Author: Wafa Tarnowska

Illustrators:  Christelle Halal, Hoda Hadadi, Sahar Haghgoo, Estelí Meza, Margarida Esteves

A first of its kind, this collection of 25 mini-biographies of extraordinary Middle Eastern women is sure to inspire girls to follow their talents and achieve their goals. Wafa’ introduces some of the most exciting and courageous women to have come out of the region: starting way back in history with legendary women such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti, she takes us through the centuries to modern day heroines, such as film maker Nadine Labaki and Human Rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Leaders, artists, singers and courageous gamechangers – there are stories to engage every reader. With a helpful glossary and map, this book will entertain and open the eyes of readers to the rich culture of a huge and important region of the world.

With her award winning ARABIAN NIGHTS (Barefoot Books) Wafa’ Tarnowska was one of the first children’s writers to bring women to the fore. A passionate storyteller, her latest book will fascinate and surprise in equal measure!

Publication 1 September 2020
Hardcover 112 pages
Size: 230 mm x 190 mm
Ages: 9+
ISBN: 978-1-9996398-5-3

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