There are so many people in history, more importantly women in history, whose names and stories are never taught to us and it’s nothing less but a shame. I’m nearly 30 and until this day never knew about the brilliant artwork and charity of Queen Goharshad and it’s sad.
This is a delightful children’s books which teaches and acknowledges the art and charity of a Queen who under her reign and influence supported the arts and was instrumental in many profound buildings such as Herat’s Mousallah Complex. This was a simple yet beautiful book and the illustrations are breathtaking. The pacing is perfect and it has a beautiful message all throughout the story which is especially important for little girls.
It’s never too soon to begin teaching kids about history from all corners of the world and this book is a perfect example of that.
💜 💜 💜 💜 4/5
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Yali Publishing LLC
Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. All opinions are my own.