Amazing Women of the Middle East: 25 Stories from Ancient Times to Present Day
A superb collection of stories about incredible women from the Middle East
Discover Sheherazade, the famous storyteller, dive into the musical world of the beautiful singer Fairuz and meet Amal Clooney, an outstanding international lawyer. Feel inspired by twenty-five amazing women from the Middle East, who have created a legacy through strength of vision, leadership, courage, and determination. Written by award-winning author and trailblazer, Wafa' Tarnowska, this stunning collection of life stories is illustrated by a team of internationally recognized artists. This book is an absolute must-have!
Wafa' Tarnowska is an award-winning writer, translator and storyteller. She was born in Lebanon and has worked and lived in several countries. She holds dual Australian and UK nationalities and she sees herself as a cultural bridge between East and West. Wafa' began her career as an Arabic language broadcaster in Australia. Then she became the co-editor of women's quarterly Al Raida. She has translated numerous children's books from Arabic into English and worked on several documentaries, including one which won the Prix L'OEil d'Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. She lives in the United Kingdom with her family.
Margarida Esteves is an illustrator and aspiring author based in London. She holds a Masters degree in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts UAL and has been working as an illustrator/visual artist for many years now.
Hoda Hadadi is a children's books illustrator living and working in Tehran, Iran. She has illustrated more than forty books for children and has won numerous international prizes, including the New Horizons Bologna Ragazzi Award and the Grand Prix of Belgrade. Amazing Women of the Middle East is her first U.S. picture book.
Sahar Haghgoo is a freelance illustrator. She likes creativity and new shapes. She loves nature and it inspires her, but prefers to use it indirectly.
Christelle Halal is a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist based in Beirut, Lebanon
Estelí Meza is an illustrator originally from Mexico City, where she grew up surrounded by books. In 2018, Estelí was awarded ‘A la Orilla del Viento‘ the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico sponsored by Fondo de Cultura Económica. In 2013, Estelí was awarded the XVIII Premio International del Libro Ilustrado Infantile y Juvenil de la FILIJ. Her artwork “My Aunt Blossoms” was featured for by Google for International Women’s Day 2018.
One of the most impressive biography books we've seen in ages, a truly fabulous collection of amazing women gathered together in one mighty tome.
"Writer, translator and storyteller Wafa' Tarnowska's portraits of 25 pioneering women date from the era of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti (1370-1330 BCE) to contemporary scientists, pilots, architects and astronauts, among others. Her book offers young readers long-overdue role models from the Middle East. Written in a charming, conversational style, Tarnowska's profiles are educational and empowering ... carefully chosen and beautifully illustrated profiles inspire and challenge stereotypes about women in the Middle East."
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