|This beautiful book is the extraordinary story of Queen Goharshad, a 15thcentury monarch. She was an Afghani woman who was the wife of Sha Rikh. Together they ruled over the empire of Khorasan that stretched from Turkey to China. Goharshad loved all things of beauty, including art, poetry, music, architecture, calligraphy, and the sciences. She “didn’t care a fig for war.” She was a strong woman whose mission was to bring beauty into the world. Goharshad was instrumental in the construction of a mosque, a university, and a library. The book is filled with elaborate period illustrations and poems. There is a guide with pronunciations of some of the words used in the story, an author’s note, and a guide for parents and educators. A downloadable Activity Guide is included on the Yali Books website. mjw|
|Title: Brave With Beauty: A Story Of Afghanistan
Author: Maxine Rose Schur
Illustrator: Patricia Grush, Robin Dewitt, Golsa Yaghoobi
Publisher: Yali Books. New York
Original Language: English
Hardcover pages: 42
Age range: 7-9
Genre: Picture Book, Historical Fiction, Biography
Book setting: Afghanistan
Author’s ethnicity: U.S.
Author’s residence: U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity: U.S.
Illustrator’s residence: U.S.
Subjects: Architecture, Beauty, Biographies, History, Queens, Royalty