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Baba's Gift: A Persian Father's Love of Family

by Ariana Shaheen Amini, Christina Maheen Amini, and Elaheh Taherian
Baba's Gift is a radiant celebration of a Persian father's love of family, from his boyhood in Iran to his new life in America.

Baba enchants his six daughters with his stories, transporting them to his childhood in Iran as they play on the flowering vines of the Persian carpet in California. He tells the story of a determined young man who comes to the United States, the challenges of leaving his Persian family, and the unfolding of his new American life.

This picture book is written in the voice of two daughters telling the story of their Baba (“father” in Farsi).  It weaves together the love of two countries with the love of family.

A perfect read-aloud for parents, grandparents, and teachers, the story inspires curiosity about other cultures and connection between generations.

Baba's Gift--full of delight, tenderness, and vibrant illustrations by award-winning Persian illustrator Elaheh Taherian--sparkles with the beauty of love and family around the world.
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Published February 2023

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Hardcover. 32 pages


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