Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea by Elizabeth Suneby; illustrated by Rebecca Green (Kids Can Press, 2018). What would it be like to use a broken umbrella to win a school science fair? Watch Iqbal help his family find a way to cook their food without using an open fire at their home in Bangladesh. Hear the monsoon rain, the wind, and baby Rupa’s cough from breathing the smoke from the fire. Use the glossary and the do-it-yourself activity, too! (Grades 3-7)
Award Status: Honorable Mention
Author: Elizabeth Suneby
Illustrator: Rebecca Green
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