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School Library Journal explores the rise in Iranian children’s books

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The wonderful School Library Journal have featured The Little Black Fish as part of a very interesting blog celebrating Iranian children’s books! Read what Elizabeth Bird had to say below.

To begin, let’s start with a book that has been reprinted here in the States. Samad Behrangi’s The Little Black Fish was illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Farshid Mesghali and was initially published in Persian in Iran in 1968. Originally published by Kanoun Parvaresh Fekri, this new version is published by Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd and translated by Azita Rassi. I highly recommend that you check out Jules Danielson’s blog post on the book, which includes copious internal spreads. She also gives you background information on why the book was banned back in the day.

  • Read a review by Massachusetts librarian Kristin Guay: The Little Black Fish shows children acceptance, compassion and bravery
  • Read a review by book blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Little Black Fish dares you be curious!
  • The Little Black Fish is out in the US!
  • Read Mathew Tobin’s five star review of The Little Black Fish!

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