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Baba's Gift by Ariana Shaheen Amini and Christina Maheen Amini
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Feb 07, 2023 | ISBN 9781632173232

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“A poignant story woven with a reminder that no matter how far we journey, family is always with us.”–Kirkus Reviews

Baba’s Gift is a loving tribute by the authors to their father, Baba, that adds a welcome voice to picture books about immigrant experiences.”–Booklist

“It’s a love letter for fathers’ everywhere.”–Motherly

Love permeates every page of this soulful, tender book.” 
Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

“The first words that Iranian children learn to write in school are بابا آب داد which sound like “Baba aab daad,” and which mean “Baba gave me water.” Built into this very first sentence is the role of a father as a giver, of water, certainly, but also the stories that will define and develop the imagination and courage of his family. In this gently-woven story of an immigrant father’s generous act of offering the best of both the worlds he inhabits to his beloved daughters, Baba gives the gift of himself. There’s no better gift than that.”–Daniel Nayeri, author of Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story), winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, NPR Best Book of the Year, and New York Times Best of the Year

“A story, both familiar and unique, it should be celebrated by families, libraries and classrooms.” –Cindy Harrison, Former Director of Bainbridge Island Public Library

“A tender and enchanting tale about culture, family history, and the ties that bind us to one another across distances.”
Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of The Bohemians

“What a touching tale! Baba’s Gift is a lovely and loving tribute to a father’s journey and his legacy.” 
Annie Barrows, New York Times bestselling author of the Ivy & Bean series

Baba’s Gift beautifully captures the magic and love of family. Universal in its appeal and vibrantly illustrated, this children’s book transports young readers and their parents to the fragrant garden of Baba’s childhood.”–Gail Siegel, Educator and ForWords Literacy Lab Founder

Elaheh Taherian’s intricate collage illustrations blossom and evoke a father’s love for his daughters—and theirs for him. This book is a gift.”
–Amy Novesky, award-winning author of Girl on a Motorcycle, Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois; Me, Frida; Georgia in Hawaii; Imogen: The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys

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