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Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers by Uma Mishra-Newbery and Lina Al-Hathloul
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Mar 01, 2022 | ISBN 9781662650642

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Winner – 2022 Middle East Book Award (picture book)

Winner – A Bookstagang Best Picture Book Biography

A Best Children’s Book of the Year, Bank Street College of Education Children’s Book committee 

Selected for the Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 (American Library Association)

MSNBC Gift Guide: 12 Incredible Books to Inspire Young Girls To Know Their Value. “Read this if you want a powerful and moving story about how sometimes rules are meant to be broken….beautifully-illustrated …introduces readers to the idea that unfair rules can be changed.” Ciarra Chavarria, @girlsreadtheworld via

A “clever narrative” filled with “extraordinary spirit… gorgeous colors… a magical quality.” — New York Times

One of the 20 Best Books To Read in March: ”Poetic, moving, and empowering.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Beautiful and powerful and moving. A must-read.” — The Conscious Kid

“One of the Best Children’s Books of 2022 (So Far). With dreamy illustrations, this is a story to read before bed to inspire dreams of courage and to read during the day to remind us not to give up.” – Tinybeans

Heroic and emotional text … striking illustrations…. This gorgeously illustrated book inspires hope and reminds readers always to fight for justice.” Shelf Awareness for Readers

One of the Most Anticipated Picture Books of 2022 — Mutually Inclusive

“This heart-filling and beautifully presented story will entice our children, parents, and teachers alike to support and empower our future change-makers where it is needed in the world around us.” — Yasmine Aslam-Hashmi, We Need Diverse Books

“Beautiful…a story of exemplary courage and resilience…an inspiration for children around the world.” Equality Now

A must read.” — Book Trib

“A tender, metaphorical book that tells an important story with imagination and beauty….. an inspirational starting point for kids everywhere to be empowered in knowing that they too can dream big and fight for what is right. ….a must have for Women’s History Month (and beyond!).” — Inclusive Storytime

Successfully makes a real-life issue accessible for the youngest audiences.” — Publishers Weekly

“Loujain’s story is incredible in every sense of the word, and she’s someone every kid should learn about…..gorgeous.” — Girls Read the World

A beautiful fable of courage and equity.” — Books to Borrow, Books to Buy, nationally syndicated column

“Inspiring… would make an excellent discussion starter with older elementary students….gives a real-world example about protesting unjust laws.” — Kids Book A Day

“Readers will consider gender equity and the differences in culture then consider what they’ll do with their own wings — and how to give wings to others.” — Imagination Soup

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