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Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World Hardcover – July 15, 2008

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EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD wins 2008 NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARD October 20, 2008 - Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World has been awarded a National Best Books 2008 Award in the category of Religion: Islam. --USA Book News

EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD wins prestigious Middle East 'Youth Non-Fiction' Book Award. --Middle East Outreach Council

MUSLIM WORLD wins 2008 Moonbeam Children's Books PEACEMAKER AWARD established to honor the best book for promoting world peace and human tolerance. --Independent Publisher

EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD wins prestigious Middle East 'Youth Non-Fiction' Book Award. --Middle East Outreach Council

MUSLIM WORLD wins 2008 Moonbeam Children's Books PEACEMAKER AWARD established to honor the best book for promoting world peace and human tolerance. --Independent Publisher

About the Author

Natalie Maydell studied at Exeter College, Oxford University and holds a Masters Degree in Ancient History from New College, Oxford University. Heba Amin received her B.A. in Studio Art from Macalester College and then pursued a post-baccalaureate program in painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Minneapolis. Sep Riahi is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a Masters degree from The University of Pennsylvania.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Global Content Publishing; First edition (July 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979990106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979990106
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,462,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fantastic book used to introduce fantastic women!
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The source of information as as important of the information itself.

The book contains a Notes section, but no footnote numbers throughout the text. Some of the references in the Notes section were odd, e.g., "Musnad 6:30," but hadith collections such as this one are referenced by their number alone -- not by chapter and verse. Some of the quotations in the text changed word order and, again, since there were no footnote numbers there was no way to check whether the author's source had that different word order (compare ch. 2 Re Aisha with Bukhari 648 or 308). Also, even if for anecdotal purposes, I think it's inappropriate to include "common sayings" into a history book, e.g, pg 14 "There's a saying that goes..." (seriously?!) There are a lot of things people say about other groups, but does it have to be committed in childrens' history books?

I didn't have much confidence in the sources, so how could I hand it to my kids?
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Great role models for girls. The book is written with an Islamic cultural background, so it will help Muslim kids identify with their culture.
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This book is special because it shows that even in the darkest of times Women will prevail through their energy and strength to help in the uplifting of society. The Women in this book are truly a gift from God. Beautiful stories on each fo the 7 women mentioned and the artist gets a million plus for beautuful art work.
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