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Deep in the Sahara

Written by Kelly Cunnane & illustrated by Hoda Hadadi
Published by Dragonfly Books
Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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“Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination,” declares <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>in a starred review. <p/>Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and more than anything, she wants to wear a <i>malafa, </i> the colorful cloth Mauritanian women, like her mama and big sister, wear to cover their heads and clothes in public. But it is not until Lalla realizes that a <i>malafa</i> is not just worn to show a woman’s beauty and mystery or to honor tradition–a <i>malafa</i> for faith–that Lalla’s mother agrees to slip a long cloth as blue as the ink in the Koran over Lalla’s head, under her arm, and round and round her body. Then together, they pray. <p/>An author’s note and glossary are included in the back of the book.

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Who Wrote Deep in the Sahara

Kelly Cunnane

<b>Kelly Cunnane</b> lived in Africa for many years but now resides in Beals, Maine. This is her first book for children.

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Hoda Hadadi's Book Dedication

To Behzad's childhood

Kelly Cunnane's Book Dedication

My profound and delighted thanks to Khaled; Diop, his family, and Claire; Brahim; Alia; Khadija; Mina; Moctourna; Amina; Barry; Mahmoud, his sisters, and their mother; Isselmou; Erna and her family; Nagi; my English students; and friends, all of whom told me many wonderful stories and patiently explained their religion of Islam to me.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
May 1, 2018
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The text of this book is set in Filosofia
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The illustrations were rendered in collage.
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